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Rehemah is married with four children and three of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of any additional family members. She has a business of selling timber and has been in this for nine years. She has applied for a loan of 500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more timber for resale. She generates additional income through farming.

Rehemah works in a shop that she rents and she sells wholesale only. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She is aspiring of owning a fully stocked timber shop and also educating her children up to university. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes rent and school fees for her children.

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
  • 185
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,633.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Rehemah to buy more timber for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013