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Margaret is married with five children and all her children go to school. Margaret doesn’t take care of any additional family members. She owns a bar selling all types of drinks such as beer and local gin. She buys crates of beer from delivery vans and local gin from suppliers who get it from villages.

Margaret wants to use this loan to buy more crates of beer and jerrycans of local gin. She has been in this business for seven years. Besides this bar business she also owns a restaurant which adds to her income. Her customers are the local people.

Margaret works seven days a week. Her business challenges include debtors and thieves. She is aspiring of educating her children up to university. She decided to work with MCDT to get additional capital. Margaret resides in and rents a two-roomed house and the family has access to electricity but no piped water.

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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 184
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,255.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Margaret to buy more crates of beer and jerrycans of local gin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011