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Zam, a single mother of four children, all of whom are in school, resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and food.

Working seven days a week, Zam has been operating a stall selling green bananas at the market for 15 years. Her major challenges include thieves and seasonality.

Zam has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 1,500,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. She would like to start growing bananas and also educate her children up 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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  • $1,800
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    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD