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Jesca is lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children and all her children go to school. She also takes care of her father. She sells second-hand clothes at the market on a retail basis. She gets additional income from selling fruits and vegetables at the market. She has been in this business for the last eight years, working seven days a week. She has requested for a loan of Uganda shillings 300,000 from MCDT – SACCO to buy a bale of second-hand clothes, pineapples, watermelon, and passion fruit. Her major business challenges are thieves and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to rent one shop where she operates all her businesses and also to become a wholesaler of used clothes. She lives in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but does not have access to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

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
  • 290
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,075,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Jesca to buy a bale of used clothes, watermelons, pineapples and passion fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013