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Esther lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, and only one is currently attending school. She is also looking after her parents. She has been selling tomatoes, onions and green bananas from her home for the last 10 years on a retail basis, working six days a week. She does not have an additional source of income.

She has requested a loan of UShs 800,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more baskets of tomatoes, onions and green bananas to sell. Her challenges include the seasonality of supply and high prices. Her dream is to expand her business and start selling at wholesale. She joined MCDT because she wanted to expand her business. She rents a house without access to either electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expense is rent.

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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

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 242
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  • $31,036,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,480.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD