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Shamim is a single mother of two children, both in school. She has no additional family members.

She has a food stall at the market and sells all types of foodstuffs. She sells to all categories of people on retail and works seven days out of every week. She has been in business for the last 10 years.

She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more boxes of tomatoes, baskets of Irish potatoes, onions, and banana clusters. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves.

She aspires to see her business grow so that she opens up other stalls in the market. She resides in a rented house, and the family has no access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school and food.

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
  • 154
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,701,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,492.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Shamim to buy more foodstuffs, like Irish potatoes, onions, and banana clusters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2012
Sep 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013