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Prossy is married with three children, two of whom are young enough to still be in school. She also takes care of her late sister's child. For four years she's worked seven days a week selling charcoal, both retail and wholesale. Her major costs are school fees, rent, and feeding the family. She sells fruit and vegetables on the side to generate additional income.

Prossy's major business challenges include thieves and seasonality. Her family resides in a rented house, where they have access to electricity but not to piped water, and she dreams to one day sell wholesale only and to build her own house. Prossy has applied for a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDTSACCO, Kiva's loan partner, to buy more bags of charcoal.

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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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 237
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  • $32,789,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,584.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD