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Rose is married with two children, one of whom attends school. She also takes care of her grandmother.

Rose has had a business, selling charcoal, for eight years. She has applied for loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings (UGX) from MCDT SACCO to purchase more bags of charcoal. She generates additional income from a grocery shop.

Rose sells her products, on a retail basis, seven days a week. The major challenges facing her business include seasonality and theft. Rose aspires to be a wholesaler and to build her own house. She resides in a rented house, where the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

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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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 173
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,719,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,585.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Rose to purchase bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013