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Madina N. lives in the Kisaasi neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has three children, all of whom are in school. Madina has a retail shop. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and she works seven days out of every week. Madina sells her products at the market, by means of retail.

Madina has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap and jerrycans of cooking oil. The main business challenges for Madina include debtors and transportation. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to educate her children up to university and also to be a wholesaler.

Madina lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and has access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent, medication, 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
  • 192
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,295.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Madina to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2011