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Christine is a single woman with no children. She looks after additional family members including her sister and her mother. She has a business frying foods.

Christine has applied for a loan of 1,700,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more cooking oil, baking flour, charcoal, baking powder and cow peas. She works from home and sells on retail basis six days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves.

Christine generates additional income from tailoring. She aspires to owning a full bakery and also buying a plot of land and building rental rooms.

She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include paying for utility bills 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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 289
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,090,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Christine to buy more cooking oil, baking powder, baking flour and cow peas for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013