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Resty is a single mother of five children and none of them goes to school. She takes care of additional family members (her grandchildren). She has a business selling charcoal and has been in this business for two years. She has applied for loan of 1,000,000 Uganda shillings to buy more bags of charcoal. Besides this charcoal business she also generates additional income from rental rooms.

Resty works from her home seven days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality, thieves and defaulters. She is aspiring of becoming a wholesaler and also of building more rental rooms. She resides in her own house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees for her grandchildren.

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
  • 190
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,635.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Resty to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013