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Joweria lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, all of whom attend school. She is not looking after any additional family members.
She has been selling onions and tomatoes for five years, working six days a week. She does not have an additional source of income.
She has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from MCDT- SACCO to enable her buy more bags of onions and tomatoes for selling. Her challenges include seasonality and transportation. Her dream is to expand her businesses, start growing these vegetables and build her own house. She joined MCDT because she wanted more money for her business. She stays in a rented house with access to electricity and no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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
  • 193
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,691.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Joweria to buy more bags of onions and tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013