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Evelyn is a married woman with one child who is in school. She also takes care of additional family members. She is a tailor in Katanga making all types of fashions and designs. She owns a shop that she works out of and has been in this business for many years. Her customers are nearby schools and individuals who want their clothes sewn.

Evelyn wants to use this loan to buy more clothing materials and thread. She doesn’t have any other source of income. She makes clothing both wholesale and retail. She works six days a week and depends on this job for a living. She buys her clothing materials from Kiyembe in Kampala city and uses public transport to and from shopping. Her business challenges include the rainy season and transportation.

Evelyn is aspiring of seeing her business grow big and starting employing three girls. Evelyn decided to work with MCDT because it was giving out timely loans. She resides in and rents a house which has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses include food and school fees.

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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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 143
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,666,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,253.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Evelyn to buy more clothing materials and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011