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Edith
Edith lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has two children, both of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (elderly parents). Edith has a business selling bunches of bananas. She has been in this business for 10 years, and she works seven days every week. Edith sells her products at the market by means of retail.

She has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas to sell. Edith also generates additional income through selling charcoal. The main business challenges for Edith include seasonality and thieves. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to become a wholesaler and also to start going to villages for bananas. Edith lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent, school fees and medication.

Additional Information

About MCDT SACCO

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 http://www.kiva.org/partners/112, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at http://www.kiva.org/team/friends_of_mcdt_sacco.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 269
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,713,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,445.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Edith to buy more bunches of bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2012
Listed
Mar 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2012