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Grace is married and has three children, one of whom attends school. She lives in Kampala, Uganda. She also cares for her mother. Grace has been selling cooked maize door to door in the market at retail for the last four years. She works seven days a week and does not have any other source of income.

Grace is requesting a loan from MCDT SACCO for 100,000 UGX, which she will use buy more maize for sale and charcoal for cooking the maize. Her challenges include seasonality and transportation. Her dream is to become a wholesaler of raw maize.

Grace joined MCDT because of the low interest charged on loans. She lives in a rented house with access to electricity but no piped water. Her major monthly expense is 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

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,672,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,597.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $50 helped Grace to purchase maize to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013