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Kasfa is a divorced woman with three children who attend school. She lives in Mulago but works in the Owino market, where she sells second-hand clothes six days per week. She has been in this business for 20 years and has no other source of income. With the UGX 1,000,000 loan, she hopes to purchase more second-hand clothing for sale. She owns a four-room house, which she shares with four people. Her house does not have electricity or piped water. She does not care for additional family members. Her greatest expenses are food and medication. Kasfa hopes to build her own house someday.

Additional Information


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

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 400
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,354,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,130.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Kasfa to purchase second-hand clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010