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Cissy, who lives in Kampala, Uganda, is a single mother of seven children, all of whom go to school. She has one additional family member. She lives in a house that she rents, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

Cissy, who operates a rented retail shop selling home products, works seven days a week and has been in business for over 10 years. She has requested a loan of 1000000 from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, boxes of soap, and jerrycans of cooking oil. Her other source of income is a restaurant.

Cissy's major challenges include transportation and seasonality. Her goals are to expand her retail shop into a wholesale operation and to build her own house.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,672,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,850.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Cissy to buy more boxes of soap, bags of sugar and jerrycans of cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2011
Oct 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012