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Mary B. lives in the Kamwokya ButakaB. neighborhood of the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has eight children, four of whom are in school. Mary has a business of selling charcoal. She has been in this business for seven years, and she works seven days out of every week. Mary sells her products at the market by means of retail.

Mary has requested for a loan of 600,000/- Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more sacks of charcoal. The rainy season is one of the main business challenges for Mary. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start going to villages for charcoal. Mary lives in a home that she owns but she doesn't have access to electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.

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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 206
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,279.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Mary to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011