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Betty is a single mother of six children, and all her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members. She has a business of selling used shoes and has been in this business for four years. She has applied for a loan of Uganda shillings (UGX) from MCDTSACCO to buy more bales of used shoes. She works at the market, works seven days out of every week, and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves. She aspires to become a wholesaler and also to start importing used shoes. She resides in her own house, and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include 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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 193
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,640.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Betty to buy more bales of used shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013