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Hellen lives in Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, all of whom are in school. She lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, rent and feeding the family. Hellen has a food stall where she sells yellow and sweet bananas. She has been in this business for 5 years, and she works 7 days a week. She sells her products at the market, by means of wholesale. She has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of yellow and sweet bananas. Her main business challenges include seasonality and defaulters. Her goal for her business is to start getting her yellow bananas directly from farmers.

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
  • 174
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,722,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,500.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Hellen to buy more bunches of yellow and sweet bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2011
Jul 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011