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Harriet lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children; all her children go to school. She has two additional family members (elderly parents).

She operates a retail shop at the market. She sells her products at retail. She has been in this business for 10 years. She works seven days a week.

She has requested for a loan of 200,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy sugar, box of soap, and carton of salt. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality.

Her goals and asipiration are to buy to own a fully stocked retail shop and to buy a plot of land and build a house. She lives in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her major expenses include 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
  • 209
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,487.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Harriet to buy more home products for her retail shop like sugar, salt and box of soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012