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Rehema is married with five children and three of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business selling food such as cassava and sweet potatoes. She has applied for a loan of 1,000,000 Uganda Shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of sweet potatoes and cassava. She has been in this business for 15 years and sells to all categories of people both in retail and wholesale. Her major business challenges include transportation, thieves and seasonality. She aspires to one day own a delivery van for transportation, to sell only wholesale, and to earn enough profit to buy a plot of land and build her own house. She currently resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but not 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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 269
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,080,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,587.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Rehema to buy more bags of sweet potatoes and cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013