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Hadjah N. lives in the Kawempe Bubajwe neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has seven children, all of whom are in school.

Hadjah has a business of selling bananas. She has been in this business for four years, and she works seven days a week. She sells her products for retail prices at the market. Hadjah has requested a loan 500,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas.

She also generates additional income through rental rooms. The main business challenges for Hadjah include transportation and the rainy season. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start selling on a wholesale basis only and also to buy another plot of land.

Hadjah lives in a home that she owns; she doesn't have access to electricity or 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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 200
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,282.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Hadjah to buy more bunches of bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2011