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Agatha lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with two children who are attending school. She does not look after additional members of the family. She has been selling sweets, books, pens and biscuits by the roadside at retail for 11/2 years, working six days a week. She also operates a canteen as another source of income.

She has requested a loan of 400,000 UGX from MCDT- SACCO to enable her stock more sweets, pens, books, loaves of bread and biscuits to sell. Her challenges include weather. Her dream is to expand her business and accumulate profits that will enable her to buy land. She joined MCDT because she wanted to increase her capital. She stays in a rented house with access to electricity and no 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
  • 192
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,394,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,690.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Agatha to buy more sweets, pens, biscuits, cakes, books and loaves of bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013