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Gertrude lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, and three of her children go to school. She has one additional family member (mother). Gertrude operates a retail shop. She has been in business for the last 5 years. She works six days a week. She also gets additional income from farming.

Gertrude has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy 50 kgs of sugar, boxes of soap, 50 kgs of flour, a jerrycan of cooking oil, a bag of rice and 50 kgs of beans. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to buy a refrigerator so as to start selling cold drinks and also to own a fully stocked shop. She lives in her own house. Her family has access to electricity but does not have access to piped water. Her monthly expenses include paying for school fees, electricity and food.

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This loan is administered by MCDT SACCO, a savings and credit institution operating in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of MCDT SACCO is to provide sustainable financial services to the lower strata of Uganda's poor, especially women, for their economic and social development. MCDT's cooperative structure also affords its clients the opportunity to own shares of the organization and benefit from its financial performance. For more on MCDT SACCO, please see our partner page at, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at

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