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Hadjah lives in Uganda. She is single and has 5 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (three orphans). 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 food for the family.

Hadjah has operated a business selling tomatoes for 8 years, and she works 6 days every week. Hadjah sells her products at the market, by means of retail. She has requested a loan of 700,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more boxes of tomatoes. The main business challenges for Hadjah include seasonality and thieves. Her goal and hope for her business is to start going to farmers for tomatoes.

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
  • 286
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,111,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,570.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Hadjah to buy more boxes of tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012