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Hadjah lives in the Ndeeba neighborhood of the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has eight children, five of whom are in school.

Hadjah has a business selling sweet bananas. She has been in this business for six years, and she works seven days out of every week. Hadjah sells her products at the market by means of wholesale/retail.

Hadjah has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of sweet bananas to sell. The main business challenges for Hadjah include transportation and ever increasing prices of sweet bananas in Uganda. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to see her business growing big so that she can get enough profits to buy a delivery van. Hadjah lives in a home that she owns and she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and medications.

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
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,480.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Hadjah to buy more bunches of sweet bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011