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Jalia lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has 5 children, 4 of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (grand children).

Jalia has a business selling charcoal. She has been in this business for over 10 years and she works 7 days out of every week. Jalia sells her products from home by means of retail.

Jalia has requested a loan of 800000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal. The main business challenges for Jalia include seasonality and thieves. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to sell wholesale only and to build rental houses.

Jalia lives in a home that she owns. She has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include feeding the family and 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

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 210
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,425,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,330.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Jalia buy charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012