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Flavia is married with three children; two of her children go to school and the third one is 3 months old. She also takes care of two orphans. She owns a stall in Kawempe Market, selling bananas. She has been in this business for nine years.

She wants to buy more bunches of bananas. She buys these bunches of bananas from villages of the Masaka district in central Uganda. She works seven days a week and her customers are both women and men. Her business challenges include transportation of the bunches of bananas from Masaka to Kawempe and the rainy season. She uses public transport to and from the villages to get her stock. She aspires to buy land and to educate her children up to the university level. She joined MCDT because of the low interest charged.

Flavia resides in and rents a two-roomed house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees, food and rent.

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

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 275
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,556,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,279.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Flavia to buy more bunches of bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010