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Joan is a single mother of two children, both of whom go to school. She has a fish-selling business and has been in this business for three years. She has applied for a loan from MCDT-SACCO to buy more baskets of fish. She sells fish on a wholesale basis only. She works at the market six days a week. She generates additional income through selling charcoal. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She aspires to own a delivery van to improve the ease of transportation and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent and school fees.

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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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