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Harriet lives in city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 5 children, one of whom is in school. She also takes care of additional family members (grand children).

Harriet has a tailoring business. She's been in this business for over 10 years and works 7 days a week. Harriet sells her products at the market, by means of retail.

Harriet has requested a loan of 1500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more rolls of clothing and threads. She also generates additional income through rental. The main business challenges for Harriet include seasonality, defaulters and thieves.

Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start a tailoring school and to build more rental rooms. Harriet lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, paying utility bills and feeding her 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
  • 270
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,713,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,340.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Harriet to buy more rolls of clothing and threads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012