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Teopista lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with five children and all her children go to school. She also takes care of two additional family members. She sells cereals like beans, maize, and ground nuts at the market. She sells her products on a wholesale and retail basis. She has been in business for the last seven years. She works six days a week. She has requested for a 1,200,000 UGX loan from MCDT – SACCO to buy bags of beans, maize and ground nuts. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to own a delivery van to ease in transportation and to buy a plot of land to build rental houses. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and does not have access to piped water. Her major expenses include paying for utility bills 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
  • 2,485.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Teopista to buy more bags of beans, maize and ground nuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013