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Florence lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with 6 children and only 4 of her children go to school. She takes care of one additional family member. She sells fruits and vegetables at the market on retail basis. She also has a retail shop where she generates additional income. She works seven days a week. She has been in this business for the last 10 years. She has requested for a loan of 800000 from MCDT SACCO to buy more boxes of oranges, pineapples and mangoes. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to increase on her capital base so as to serve more customers and also to become a wholesaler and a farmer of fruits. She lives in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and does not have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses are school fees and rent.

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
  • 271
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,081,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,575.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Florence to buy boxes of oranges pineapples and mangoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2012