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Cissy lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children, and all of them are attending school. She is not looking after any additional family members.

Cissy has been operating a food stall for the last eight years, working seven days a week. This is her only source of income. She has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings (USh) from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to purchase more raw ingredients for foodstuffs, like banana fingers, clusters, onions, tomatoes, cabbages, and Irish potatoes. Her business challenges include seasonality and transport.

Cissy's dream is to own a fully-stocked food stall and also to build her own house. She joined MCDT because of the small loans it gives, allowing members to gradually grow their businesses. She lives with her husband in a rented house without access to electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

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
  • 192
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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 $200 helped Cissy to buy more food items, like banana fingers, clusters, onions, cabbages, and Irish potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013