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Rehema is married with two children and one child goes to school. She takes care of one additional family member (mother).

Rehema operates a boutique selling secondhand dresses on a retail basis at the market. She also takes care of additional family members. She has been in this business for three years and works six days a week. She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy a bale of secondhand dresses. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation.

She is aspiring to get permanent business premises and also to become a wholesaler. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity, but does not have access to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes paying utility bills, rent, and feeding her 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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 279
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,089,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,523.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Rehema to buy more bales of used clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2013
Dec 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014