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Christine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with five children. Only two of the children are in school. She doesn’t take care of any additional family members. It is five years since she started a little food stall in the market, selling on a retail basis. She works seven days a week. She generates additional income through selling charcoal.

Christine has applied for a loan of 800,000= Uganda shilling from MCDT-SACCO to buy more charcoal, cooking oil, baking flour, and cow peas. Her business challenges are transportation and increasing prices of cooking oil and baking flour. Her goals and aspirations are to own a fully stocked stall and also to buy additional land and build some rooms for renting.

Christine decided to work with MCDT-SACCO because the interest charges are fair. She owns the house where she stays. She has access to electricity and to piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are feeding the family 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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 201
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,580.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Christine to buy more charcoal, cooking oil, baking flour, and cowpeas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013