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Gorreti lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a widow with 5 children, only two of them are in school. She also helps additional family members.

Gorreti sells charcoal and bananas at the market. She sells her products on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last 7 years. She works seven days a week.

Gorreti has requested a loan of 2,000,000 from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal and bunches of bananas. Her major challenge is seasonality and transportation. Her goals and aspirations are to start going to villages for charcoal and bananas.

Gorreti lives in a rented house and her family has access to electricity but doesn’t have access to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes medication, rent and school fees.

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
  • 291
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,075,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,455.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Gorret buy charcoal and bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012