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Farida lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has six children, all of whom are in school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.

She sells sweet bananas at the market on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last eight years. She works seven days a week.

Farida has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy sweet bananas. She generates additional income through selling charcoal. Her major business challenges are seasonality and thieves. Her goals and aspirations are to build rental houses and also to start going to villages for sweet bananas and charcoal.

She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity, but does not have piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medication.

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
  • 191
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Farida to buy more bunches of sweet bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012