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Jesca is married with three kids, all of whom attend school. She lives in Kampala, Uganda, and also looks after two sisters. For the past four years, Jesca has been selling spices and food at the market. She works seven days a week and sells salad and water to earn additional income. Jesca's main business challenges include seasonality and the lack of enough market to sell her products. She lives at her husband's house and has both electricity and running water and her greatest monthly expenses include rent and school fees. Jesca joined MCDT because of the relatively low interest charged on loans.

Jesca is requesting an 800,000 UGX loan to buy more raw materials to make food and spices. In the future, she would like to accumulate enough profit to enable her to build rental houses.

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
  • 184
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,560.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Jesca to buy raw materials to make food and spices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013