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Edith is married and has two children, both of whom go to school. She doesn’t take care of any additional family members. Edith resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include paying for utility bills, rent for her business premises, and school fees.

Edith has a business of selling charcoal and has been in this business for some time selling to all categories of people on a retail basis. She has applied for a loan from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal for resale. She generates additional income from rental rooms and selling bunches of green bananas. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. Edith aspires to own a delivery van to ease her transportation, to become a wholesaler, and also to educate her children up to the university level.

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
  • 200
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,593.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Edith to buy more bags of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013