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Flavia N. lives in Kawempe, a neighbourhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (niece and nephew).

Flavia has a business selling bananas. She has been in this business for 9 years and she works 7 days out of every week. Flavia sells her products at the market, wholesale and retail. Flavia has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas.

The main business challenges for Flavia include transportation, thieves and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a delivery van to ease transportation costs and also educating her children up to university. Flavia lives in a home that she owns; she doesn't have access to electricity and doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 142
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,666,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,255.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Flavia to buy more bunches of bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011