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Irene N. lives in the Lugala neighborhood, in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (a sister and brother).

Irene has a business of a medical shop. She has been in this business for 9 years, and she works 6 days out of every week. Irene sells her products in a shop, by means of retail. She has requested a loan of 1500000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more boxes of drugs and syringes. She also generates additional income through working as a nurse.

The main business challenge(s) for Irene include rainy season and transportation. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to see her business grow and she would like to own a health center with 3 clinics. Irene lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity piped water. Her major monthly expenses include food, 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
  • 270
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,725,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,388.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Irene to buy more boxes of drugs and syringes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2011
May 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2012