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Jalia is a single mother of three children. Two of her children go to school. She takes care of her grand children .She sells charcoal at the market on a t retail She works for six days a week. She has been in this business for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of shs 600,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. Her major business challenges include seasonality, transportation and thieves. She is aspiring of seeing her business grow big and also buying a track to transport her charcoal. She lives in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include paying school fees,rent and food.

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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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 289
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,090,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,480.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Jalia to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012