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Justine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with two children, both of whom currently attend school. She is looking after her siblings and her mother. Justine has been selling cooked food from door to door for three years, and she works seven days per week. She has no other source of income. She rents a house with access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses are school fees and rent.

Justine has requested a loan of UGX 500,000 from MCDT-SACCO to increase her stocks of rice, Irish potatoes, and cooking oil. Her challenges include unstable food prices and moving from door to door. Her dream is to own a fully stocked restaurant and to build her own house. She joined MCDT because she had little capital to support her business.

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
  • 191
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,696.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Justine to buy more rice, Irish potatoes, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013