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Sophia is a single mother of four children and all of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (parents and sister).

She has a pub business and has been in this business for seven years, selling to all categories of people on a retail bassis. She has applied for a loan of 500,000/=Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more crates of beer, soda and boxes of mineral water.

Her major business challenge includes transportation, thieves and seasonality. She is aspiring to become a wholesaler and to also own a fully stocked pub. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes rent for her business premise 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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 207
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,646.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Sophia to buy more crates of beer, soda and boxes of mineral water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
Mar 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013