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Erinah is a single mother of four children. All of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.

Erinah has a restaurant. She has been in this business for 8 years. She sells, on retail, to all categories of people. She has applied for a loan of 700,000 Uganda shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more rice, beans, charcoal, beef, and bunches of bananas. Her major business challenges include seasonality and ever increasing prices of food stuffs in Uganda. She aspires to own a fully stocked restaurant and to buy a plot of land to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent 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
  • 290
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,075,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,605.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Erinah to buy more rice, bunches of bananas, charcoal and beef.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2013