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Sylvia, a married mother of four children, all of whom go to school, has one additional family member, her father. She resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and food for the family.

Sylvia sells spare parts for both motor vehicles and motorcycles in a shop that she rents. In business for two years, she works seven days a week. Her major business challenges include transportation, thieves and insufficient capital.

Sylvia has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 600,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy oils and spare parts. She aspires to educate her children to the university level.

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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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