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Sofia lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children and all her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She operates a shop at the market and sells her products at retail. She has been in this business for the last 2 years. She works seven days a week. She has requested for a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy boxes of soap, sugar, cooking oil, flour and rice.

Sofia's major business challenges are transportation, seasonality and electricity. Her goals and aspirations are to own a fully stocked retail shop and to buy a delivery van to ease in transportation. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent 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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $33,571,425
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  • 2,640.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD