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Sarah is married with two children that go to school. She also takes care of her mother.

She has a business selling used hand bags and has been in this business for three years. She works at the market five days each week and is in retail sales . She has applied for a loan of 300,000 UGX from MCDTSACCO to buy used hand bags.

Her major business challenges include transportation, theft, and customers that default on payments. She aspires to become a wholesaler and to buy land and build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and running water. Her monthly expenses includes rent and school fees.

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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 286
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,111,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,555.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Sarah to buy used hand bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014