A loan of $375 helped to buy more bags of charcoal.


Margaret's story

Margaret lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with six children who all go to school. She has no additional family members. She sells charcoal from home. She sells her products on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last 12 years. She also gets additional income from roasting maize. She works seven days a week. Margaret has requested a loan of 900,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy bags of charcoal. Her major business challenge is transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspiration are to build her own rental rooms and also to become a wholesaler. She lives in her own house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medicine.



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