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Cissy lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a single mother with five children, four of whom are attending school. She has no additional family members.

Cissy sells old clothes in the market on a daily basis and works for six days in a week. She has run her business for 10 years. Cissy has applied for 500,000 Uganda shillings to enable her to buy additional clothes. She has no other source of income. The main business challenges for her business are seasonality and the ever increasing prices of used clothes.

Her goals and aspirations include expanding her business to a wholesale shop and also to educate her children up to university. She owns the house she stays in. She has access to electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is 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
  • 290
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,090,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,530.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Cissy to buy more bales of used clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013