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Rose lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with two children, one of whom attends school. She is not looking after any other family members. She has been selling charcoal from home at retail for the last eight years, working seven days a week. She has no other source of income.

Rose has requested a loan of UShs 800,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more sacks of charcoal for sale. Her challenges include seasonality and defaulters. Her dream is to be able to afford to buy a full truck of charcoal for sale and also to become a wholesaler. She joined MCDT because she wanted more capital for her business. She rents a house with access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses are 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
  • 201
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,681.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rose to buy more sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013