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Cissy lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is divorced and has eight children and two of her children are in school. She also takes care of four additional family members (orphans). She lives in a rented house. The family has access to electricity but does not have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent and school fees.

Cissy operates a restaurant from home. She has been in this business for the last eight years. She works six days a week. She generates additional income by selling hand-made crafts.

She has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy more bunches of bananas, maize flour, cooking oil, serving utensils and beef.

Her major business challenge is defaulters and transportation. Her goal is to build her own house and also to own a fully stocked restaurant.

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
  • 319
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,688,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,485.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Cissy to buy more beef, bunches of bananas, serving utensils, cooking oil and maize flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012