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Robinah is married with three children, all of whom go to school. She has a business of a beauty salon and has been in this business for 13 years. She doesn’t have any other income-generating activity.

She has applied for a loan of 600,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more boxes of cream relaxers, weaves and braids.

She works in a shop seven days out of every week and sells on a retail basis. Her major business challenges include thieves and seasonality. She is aspiring of owning a fully stocked beauty salon and also to educate her children up to university.

Robinah resides in the family house, and the family has access to electricity, but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,677,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,510.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Robinah to buy more boxes of cream relaxers, weaves and braids.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014