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Jalia N. lives in the Kisasi neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has four children and all her children go to school. Jalia is in the business of selling used clothes. She has been in this business for seven years, and she works six days out of every week. She sells her products at the market.

Jalia has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO. She wants to use this loan to buy more bales of secondhand clothes. She also supplements her income through poultry farming The main business challenge for Jalia is seasonality and transportation. Her goal is to eventually buy her own plot of land to build rental rooms. Jalia lives in a home that she owns. She has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include food, rent 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

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 200
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,340.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jalia to buy more bales of used clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2011