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Lukiya N. lives in the Kawempe Bubajjwe neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members. Lukiya has a business of a restaurant. She has been in this business for 6 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Lukiya sells her products in a shop, by means of retail.

Lukiya has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas, cassava, and sweet and Irish potatoes. The main business challenge(s) for Lukiya include thieves and the rainy season because she works from a muddy place. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a fully stocked hotel. Lukiya lives in a home that she rents; she doesn't have access to electricity and doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent, school fees and medication.

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
  • 193
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,357.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Lukiya to buy more bunches of bananas, cassava, sweet and irish potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2011