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Swaburah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children and all of them attend school. She is not looking after any other family members.

She has been selling secondhand and new shoes at retail in a shop for three years, working seven days a week. She also does some farming as an extra source of income.

She has requested a loan of UGX 400,000 from MCDT- SACCO to increase her stock of secondhand shoes to sell. Her challenges include seasonality and thieves. Her dream is to own a second shop. She joined MCDT because of the close services and convenience in becoming a member. She stays in her husband's house with access to electricity and no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 430
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,369,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,667.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Swaburah to buy more secondhand and new shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013