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Mary is a widow with three adult children. She is also a grandmother who takes care of her grandchildren. For ten years, she has had a business selling charcoal at the market seven days a week. She generates additional income from rental rooms. Her major business challenges include seasonality, thieves and defaulters.

Mary has applied for a loan of 2,700,000 Uganda shillings (UGX) from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. She aspries to become a wholesaler and also to build more rental rooms. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes feeding the family and paying their utility bills.

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
  • 199
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,680.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mary to buy more bags of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013