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Grace
Grace lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with eight children and all of them are attending school. She is also looking after three nephews. She has been selling second-hand clothes in the market at retail for ten years, working six days a week. She also sells paint, rears chicken and sells piped water to earn more income.

She has requested a loan of UGX 1,500,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her buy more bales of used clothes like skirts, blouses, trousers, shirts, dresses, and suits for sale. Her challenges include transportation and seasonality. Her dream is to expand the business and accumulate profits to enable her buy land and also to start importing used clothes from Dubai. She joined MCDT because of transparency. She stays in her house with access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees.

Additional Information

About MCDT SACCO

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 http://www.kiva.org/partners/112, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at http://www.kiva.org/team/friends_of_mcdt_sacco.

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 215
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,088,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,691.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Grace to buy more bales of used clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 5, 2012
Listed
Dec 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013