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Rose N. lives in the Ntinda neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed and has five children, two of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (three grand children, an aunt and a cousin).

Rose has a business of selling charcoal. Previously she was dealing in food vending. She has been in this business for a year, and works seven days out of every week. Rose sells her products from home.

She has requested a loan of 1,000,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal. She also generates additional income through making school chalk. The main business challenges for Rose include thieves and transportation problems.

Her goals and aspirations for her business are to built a shelter for her charcoal. Rose lives in a home that she owns and where she has access to electricity and to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include paying utility bills 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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 201
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,255.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rose to buy more bags of charcaol.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 2, 2010
Sep 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011