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Kisakye lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has four children, and all of them attend school. She is also looking after two brothers. She stays in her house, with access to electricity but not piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees.

She has been selling charcoal from home, at retail, for six years. She works six days a week. She does not have any additional source of income. She has requested a loan of UGX 400,000 from MCDT-SACCO. The loan would enable her to stock more charcoal to resell. Her challenges include seasonality and transportation. Her dream is to expand her business up to wholesale. She joined MCDT in order to get more capital for her business.

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
  • 289
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,090,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,556.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Kisakye to buy more bags of charcoal to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013