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Flavia lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children and all her children go to school. She doesn’t have additional family members.

She sells charcoal and green bananas at the market. She sells her products on a retail basis. She has been in business for the last eight years. She works six days a week. She has requested a loan of 300,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy bags of charcoal and bunches of green bananas.

Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to own a delivery van to ease in transportation and to educate her children up to university. She lives in her own house and the family has no access to electricity and 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 159
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,672,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,580.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Flavia to buy more bunches of green bananas and bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013