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Aisha B. lives in the Kawempe neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 7 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (four relatives: sisters and brother).

Aisha has a business of selling bananas. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and she works 6 days out of every week. Aisha sells her products at the market by means of wholesale and retail. Aisha has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas. She also generates additional income through rental rooms and motorcycle for hire.

The main business challenge(s) for Aisha include transportation and the rainy season, which makes village roads impassable. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a delivery van and also to built other rental rooms. Aisha lives in a home that she owns. She has access to electricity but 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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 274
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,080,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,290.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Aisha to buy more bunches of bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2010
Nov 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2011