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Rose is a single mother with six children and all her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.

She has a business, selling plastic cups and basins. She generates additional income from selling used clothes. She has been in this business for nine years.

Rose has applied for a loan of UGX 1,500,000 (Uganda shillings) from Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) to buy more plastic cups and basins. She works seven days out of every week and moves door-to-door, selling plastics. Her major business challenges include the rainy season which hinders her movements, and thieves.

She is aspiring to get permanent business premises and to build rental rooms. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity, but not 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

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 162
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,672,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,519.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rose to buy more plastics to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013