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Proscovia lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children, and all her children go to school. She does not take care of any additional family members. She sells bananas at the market on a retail basis. She also sells charcoal at her home to earn some additional income. She works seven days a week. She has been in this business for two years. She has requested a loan of 300,000 UGX from MCDT – SACCO to buy bunches of green bananas and bags of charcoal. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her dream is to buy a plot of land so as to build her own house and also to become a wholesaler. She lives in a rented house, and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,703,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,465.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Proscovia to buy more bunches of bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012