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Allen lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with two children, and all her children go to school. She has one additional family member (her grandmother). She operates a retail shop that she rents. She also gets additional income from farming .She has been in this business for the last 5 years. She works seven days a week. She has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from MCDT – SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cooking oil, flour, rice, soap, beans, wheat and crates of soda. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goal is to buy a truck for transporting her stock to the shop. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and food.

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
  • 312
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,637,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,609.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Allen to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap, cooking oil, flour, rice, beans, wheat and crates of soda.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013