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Mary is a single mother of five children, one of whom attends school. She does not take care of additional family members. She has a pub and has been in this business for 15 years. She has applied for a loan of 1,200,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO. It will be used to buy more crates of beer, soda, jerycans of local gin, and other spirits. She generates additional income from a restaurant.

She works at the market seven days out of every week and sells on a retail basis. Her major business challenges include transportation, thieves, and business seasonality. She is aspiring to own a big pub and restaurant. She decided to join MCDT-SACCO because of the low interest charged. She resides in the family house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.

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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
  • 82
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  • $33,571,425
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  • 2,510.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD