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Fatuma lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has five children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of her two late sisters’ children. Fatuma lives in a rental home with access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family. Fatuma has a business selling plastic products in a retail shop. She has been in this business for 10 years and works 6 days a week.

Fatuma has requested a 1,500,000 UGX loan from Kiva partner MCDT SACCO to buy more plastic for resale. She generates additional income by selling piped water. Her main business challenges include customers who default on payment and thieves. Fatuma’s aspirations are to become wholesaler and to build rental rooms.

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
  • 161
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,340,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,415.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Fatuma to buy more plastic products for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012