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Sharifah N. is single and has no children. She lives in the Kalerwe neighborhood of the city of Kampala in a home that she rents. She doesn't have access to electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent.

Sharifah upgraded her food stall to a restaurant operated from her home. She has been in the restaurant business for one month, and she works seven days out of every week. The main problems for Sharifah include the rainy season and defaulters.

Sharifah has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas, beef, rice and sweet and Irish potatoes. Her aspiration for her business is to have a fully stocked restaurant and also improve her standard of living.

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
  • 270
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,713,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,395.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Sharifah to buy more food for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 28, 2011