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Juliet is a single mother of four children, two of whom go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business selling charcoal and has been in this business for 9 years. She has applied for a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. She generates additional income from rental rooms and bricklaying. She works in a market seven days out of every week and sells both at retail and wholesale. Her major business challenges include transportation and thieves. She is aspiring to own a delivery van to ease in transportation and also to sell at wholesale only. She decided to join MCDT-SACCO to acquire more capital and because it was caring for low income people. She resides in the family house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and paying for utility bills.

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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
  • 83
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  • $33,571,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,525.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD