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Jane lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has five children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (aging parents). Jane lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include feeding the family, school costs, and rent.

Jane has a tailoring business, which she's been in for eight years. She works six days out of every week and doesn’t have any other income-generating activities. She sells her products in a shop. Jane has requested a loan of 2000000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more rolls of cloth and an electric sewing machine.

Jane's main business challenges are seasonality and defaulters. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a tailoring school and to educate her children up to the university level.

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
  • 204
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,442,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,500.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Jane to buy more rolls of cloth and an electric sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013