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Rose is a single mother of three children and only one of her children goes to school. She has a business selling charcoal and sells to all categories of people on retail. She has applied for a loan of 1,000,000 Uganda shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. She has been in this charcoal business for ten years. She works at the market and works six days a week. She doesn’t have any other income-generating activity. Her major business challenges include transportation, thieves, and seasonality. She aspires to become a wholesaler, to get a delivery van to ease in transportation, and to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and no piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent 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
  • 155
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,711,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,465.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Rose to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013