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Jamila is married with four children and all her children go to school. She has a business selling used shoes. She has applied for a loan of 700,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bales of used shoes. She has been in this business for 9 years and doesn’t take care of additional family members. She works at the market and sells to all categories of people.

Jamila's major business challenges include seasonality and defaulters. She is aspiring of becoming a wholesaler and also to start importing used shoes. She resides in her own house but the family has no access to electricity or 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
  • 205
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,442,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,465.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Jamila to buy more bales of used shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012