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Olivia lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 6 children, all in school. She does not take care of additional family members. For the last 5 years, Olivia has operated a retail business selling charcoal from home. She works seven days a week. Olivia has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. Her major business challenges are seasonality and thieves. Her goals and hopes are to become a wholesaler and to buy a plot of land to build rental rooms. Olivia lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family .

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
  • 190
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,500.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Olivia to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012