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Barbara is a single mother of four children and all her children go school. She also takes care of additional family members. She owns a stall in Kalerwe market selling bananas. She works on the outskirts of Kampala. She buys bananas from Masaka District in central eastern Uganda and so uses public transport to and from those villages.

Barbara wants to use this loan to buy more bunches of bananas. She has been in this business for ten years. She pays daily market dues of 1000/=. Barbara works six days a week. Her business challenges include transportation and defaulters. She is aspiring of owning a delivery van.

Barbara joined MCDT because she wanted additional capital for her business. She owns a two-roomed house and the family has access to electricity but no piped water at home. Her monthly expenses includes food, school fees, and medication.

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
  • 201
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,250.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Barbara to buy more bunches of bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010