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Hadjah is married to a business man and they have seven children, all of whom are at school. She plans to use the loan to buy more bunches of bananas. She has been in this business for the last eight years. She does not have any additional income. She works in Kawempe market selling bananas. Her major business challenge is transportation. She buys bunches of bananas from Mbarara and Masaka Districts and uses public transport to and from Masaka. Hadjah works seven days a week and aspires to see her business grow so she can start selling wholesale. She joined MCDT because it was helping poor women get a living. Her monthly expenses include food and school fees. She rents a two-roomed house which has electricity but no piped water.

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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 193
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,250.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Hadjah to buy more bunches of bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010