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Mary lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with five children and all are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (sister and old parents). She operates a pub in a shop that she rents. She sells her products on a retail basis. She has been in business for the last 10 years and works six days a week.

She has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 1,200,000 from MCDT – SACCO to buy more jerrycan of local brew, crates of beer, soda, and local gin. Her major business challenges are seasonality and defaulters.

Her goals and aspirations are to own a fully stocked pub and build rental houses. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include medications, school fees, and food.

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
  • 157
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,703,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,563.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mary to buy more jerycans of local Gin, local brew, and crates of beer and soda for her pub.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 2, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014