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Afuwa is married and has five children, four of whom attend school. She also takes care of additional family members (father and brother). She has business selling charcoal, which she has been doing for 10 years. She generates additional income through selling piped water.

Afuwa is requesting a loan from MCDT-SACCO forf 800,000 Uganda shillings, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal. Her major business challenges include thieves, seasonality, and transportation. She hopes to become a wholesaler, to buy a delivery van for transportation, and to build rental rooms. She resides in her own house and her family. They have no access to electricity but has access to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and feeding the family.

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
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  • $31,373,750
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  • 2,663.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Afuwa to purchase bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013