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Aida is a single mother of three children, all attending school. She takes care of additional family members (a sister). For the past few months, Aida has operated a beauty salon business from her home. She works seven days a week and on all categories of people. Aida generates additional income through selling charcoal.

Aida has applied for a loan of 900,000 Ugandan shillings (UGX), which she plans to use to buy more boxes of cream relaxers, braids and weaves. Her major business challenges are unreliable electricity and the increasing prices of cosmetics in Uganda. Aida hopes to see her business grow big so that she can own a bridal salon and build her house. She decided to join MCDT SACCO because she wanted to generate more capital. Aida lives in a two-room house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, utility bills and school fees.

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
  • 161
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,340,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,480.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Aida to buy more boxes of cream relaxers, braids and weaves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012