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Cate lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has three children, none of whom attend school. She is also looking after her mother.

Cate has been selling green bananas in the market for ten years, working seven days a week. She does not have any other source of income.

Cate has requested a loan of UGX 600,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more green bananas for resale. Her challenges include transport and seasonality. Her dream is to sell at wholesale as well. Friends inspired her to join MCDT. Cate lives in a rented house with access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses are rent, food, electricity, 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

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,672,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,691.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Cate to buy more bunches of green bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013