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Sarah is married with five children and four of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren). She has a business selling charcoal and has been in this business for two years, selling to all categories of people but on retail. She has applied for a loan of 2,000,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. She generates additional income through rental houses. She works at the market on a retail basis six days a week. Her major business challenges include transportation and thieves. She is aspiring of owning a delivery van for ease in transportation, becoming a wholesaler and also building more rental houses. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees, medication and feeding the family.

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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
  • 208
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,425,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,667.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Sarah to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013