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Dorothy is a single mother of four children, all of whom go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (father and mother).

She sells fish and has been in this business for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more baskets of fish. She does not have any other income generating activities. Her major business challenges include seasonality and defaulters. She works at the market seven days out of every week and sells on a wholesale basis only. She aspires to own more than one stall for selling fish and also to build rental rooms. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and utility bills.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 323
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,677,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,590.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Dorothy to buy more baskets of fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013