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Susan M. lives in the Kitawuluzi neighborhood of the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 5 children, one of whom is in school. Susan has had a restaurant business for 10 years, and she works 7 days every week. She sells her products in a retail shop. Susan has requested a loan of 900000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas, sweet and Irish potatoes, beef and chicken. She also generates additional income selling Airtime cards.

The main business challenge(s) for Susan include seasonality and thieves. Her goals and aspirations are to own 1000 laying birds and also to build her own house. Susan lives in a home that she owns with access to electricity but no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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
  • 138
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,940,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,405.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Susan to buy more food staffs like bunches of bananas, sweet and Irish potatoes, beef and chicken for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011