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Rhona lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with two children who both go to school. She has additional family members. She sells charcoal from home on a retail basis. She works seven days a week. She has been in business for the last 20 years. She has requested for a loan of 700,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. Her major challenges are seasonality and the ever-increasing price of charcoal. Her inspiration and goal is to build rental houses in the future. Rhona lives in her own house and her family has access to piped water and electricity. Her monthly expense includes 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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 206
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,377,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,875.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Rhona to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012