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Hadjah lives in Uganda. She is married and has 8 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (in-laws).

Hadjah has a business of selling local gin. She has been in this business for 5 years and she works 6 days out of every week. Hadjah sells her products from home, by means of wholesale.

Hadjah has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more jerrycans of local gin. The main business challenges for Hadjah include seasonality and transportation. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a wholesale shop and to own a delivery van.

Hadjah lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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
  • 196
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,390.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Hadjah to buy more jerrycans of local gin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2011
May 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2011