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Lukiya lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed and has five children, two of whom are in school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.

Lukiya has a business of selling used clothes. She has been in this business for 5 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Lukiya sells her products door-to-door, by means of retail.

Lukiya has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bales of used clothes. She also generates additional income through selling piped water. The main business challenges for Lukiya include transportation and increasing prices of used clothes. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start selling on wholesale and to build rental rooms. Lukiya lives in a home that she owns; she has access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.

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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
  • 175
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,482.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD