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Christine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with two children and both of her children go to school. She does not take care of other additional family members. She sells secondhand shoes at the market and operates her business on a retail basis. She works seven days a week. She has been in this business for the last year.

She has requested a loan of 1,200,000 from MCDT – SACCO to buy bales of secondhand shoes. Her major business challenges are thieves and seasonality. She is aspiring of importing used shoes and also to expand her business into wholesale.

She lives in a rented house where the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

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

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 285
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,599,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Christine to buy more bales of used clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012