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Mariam lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children and all her children are in school. She sells second-hand clothes door – to – door. She takes care of additional family members (her young sisters). She has been in this business for the last three years. She works six days a week. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality.

Mariam has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 300,000 from MCDT SACCO to buy a bale of second-hand clothes. Her aspirations are to get permanent business premises and to build rental houses. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity but has no access to piped water. Her major expenses monthly include school fees and food.

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
  • 269
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,080,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,677.4
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mariam to buy more bales of used clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013