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Sophie lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with 10 children, five of whom go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (her mother).

She operates a pub and has been in this business for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of 3,000,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more crates of beer and soda and to load more money on her phone. She generates additional income from operating mobile money services and also sells spare parts. She works in a shop for seven days a week and sells on a retail basis. Her major business challenges include thieves and seasonality.

She is aspiring of owning a fully stocked pub and also to become a big mobile money agent. She resides in the family house, and the family has access to electricity but not 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
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  • $33,608,925
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  • 2,630.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD