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Sarah lives in Uganda. She is single and has 5 children, four of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her elderly parents). Sarah lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, rent, and feeding the family.

Sarah has a business selling local gin. She has been in this business for 10 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Sarah retails her products at the market.

Sarah has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more jerrycans of gin. Her main business challenges include thieves and transportation. Her goals and aspirations are to start going to villages in Kasese for local gin and to build her own house.

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
  • 159
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,340,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Sarah to buy more jerrycans of local gin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012