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Florence lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children who are all in school, and she also takes care of two additional family members. She has sold second hand clothes at the market on a retail basis for the last 10 years, working seven days a week. Her major challenges are transportation and seasonality.

Florence has requested a loan of 500,000 Uganda shillings (UGX) from MCDT SACCO. She would like to use it to buy a bale of second hand clothes and shoes. Her aspirations are to start importing used clothes, to support her children's education to university level and also build rental houses. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity but does not have access to piped water. Her major expenses each month include feeding the family 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
  • 202
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,388,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,680.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Florence to buy more bales of used clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013