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Safina Birungi's Group
In this Group: Safina, Eva, Ephrance, Aisha
Safina is a leader of 4 members of a group. She is a 54-year-old widowed woman with 6 children, aged between 38 and 21. None of her children go to school. Safina also takes care of 4 grandchildren. She resides in and owns a 2-room house, where she is staying with 6 people. They don’t have electricity but have piped water at home.

The family gets one meal a day. She resides and works in a semi-urban area that is on the outskirts of Kampala. Safina operates a retail shop in Kyebando Nsooba, one of the city suburbs, and buys her products from Bwaise. Safina uses public transport to go back and forth to her business. She sells to all categories of people, and her monthly expenses include school fees, medication, rent, and food for the family.

Safina works 6 days a week and has been with MCDT for 6 years, servicing her thirteenth loan. She wants to use this loan to expand her business and aspires to sell wholesale.

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

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 211
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  • $32,028,325
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  • 2,000.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD