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Harriet lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children and one of them goes to school. She takes care of additional family members (a sister and brother). She is a tailor. She operates her business on a retail basis and works six days a week. She has been in this business for the last 12 years. She has requested a loan of Ugandan shillings 2,500,000 from MCDT–SACCO to buy more rolls of clothing material. She generates additional income from her restaurant. Her major challenges include seasonality and defaulters. Her goal and aspiration is to own a tailoring school. She resides in the family house and the family has access to electricity and 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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 209
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,577.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Harriet to buy more rolls of clothing material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015