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Robinah is a single mother of seven children and four of her children go to school. She does not take care of any additional family members. Robinah has a business of selling charcoal and generates additional income through selling pancakes and tomatoes. She has been in this business for 13 years and sells on a retail basis only seven days a week at the market.

Robinah has applied for a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She aspires to become a wholesaler and also to buy a delivery van to ease transportation. Robinah resides in her own house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and feeding the family.

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
  • 154
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,701,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,675.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Robinah to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013