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Harriet lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a single mother with five children. One of the children is in school. She also has additional family members (grandchildren).

She is a tailor. She buys materials and makes children's and women's wear. She sells her products in a shop on a retail basis. She works six days a week and has been in this business for 10 years.

Harriet has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more rolls of clothing materials. Her major challenges are seasonality and defaulters. Her aspirations are to expand her business and make more profits so that she can own a tailoring school.

Harriet lives in her own house. The family can access electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 174
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,720,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,500.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Harriet to buy more rolls of clothing material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013