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Leah I. lives in the Naguru neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, three of whom are in school. Leah has a business selling yellow bananas. She has been in this business for 7 years and she works 6 days a week. Leah sells her products at the market at the wholesale level. Leah has requested a loan of 700,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of yellow bananas. The main business challenge for Leah is the rainy season because she works from an open place. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start going directly to villages for yellow bananas. Leah lives in a home that she rents; she doesn't have access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent, school fees and feeding the family.

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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
  • 289
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,090,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,255.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Leah to buy more bunches of yellow bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010