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Jalia is married with three children, all of whom go to school. She lives in Kampala, Uganda, where she sells second-hand shoes at the market. Jalia has been in this business for the last five years and she works six days a week. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Jalia has no additional family members and she lives in her own house with electricity but no running water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and food.

Jalia is requesting a 500,000 UGX loan from MCDT SACCO to buy more bales of used shoes. Her aspirations and goals are to buy a truck to transport her products and to become a wholesaler.

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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    Average annual income
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  • $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 $225 helped Jalia to buy used shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012