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Irene, a married mother of ten children, six of whom attend school, has operated a restaurant seven days a week for the last six years. She generates additional income through part-time teaching. Her major business challenges include defaulters and seasonality. She resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medication.

Irene is requesting a loan of 2000000 Uganda shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more bunches of bananas, beef, chicken, Irish and sweet potatoes and rice. She aspires to see her business grow bigger, her ultimate goal being a fully-stocked restaurant. She also wants to educate her children to the university level.

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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
  • 90
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,590,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD