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Edith lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with five children who are too old to be in school. She is looking after her grandchildren.

Edith has been selling charcoal from door to door at both retail and wholesale prices for six years, working six days a week. She also has rental houses for additional income.

She has requested a loan of UShs 2,000,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more bags of charcoal for sale. Her challenges include seasonality and late payments. Her dream is to accumulate profits to enable her to build more houses to rent out. She joined MCDT to access credit and save money. She stays in her own house with access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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
  • 287
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,055,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,696.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Edith to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013