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Mariam is married with six children, all of whom currently attend school. She lives in Kampala, Uganda, and does not look after any other family members. For the past 20 years, Mariam has been selling second-hand clothing in the market. She works six days a week and her business is her only source of income. Mariam's business challenges include transportation and the ever-increasing price of used clothes. She lives in her husband's house and has access to both electricity and running water. Her major monthly expenses are school fees. Mariam joined MCDT because the interest rate is relatively low.

Mariam is requesting a 2,000,000 UGX loan from MCDT- SACCO to buy bales of used clothes such as skirts, blouses, and dresses to sell. Her dream is to own a big shop and also to become an importer of used clothes.

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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 306
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,718,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,690.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Mariam to buy bales of used clothing such as skirts, blouses, and dresses to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013