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Florence is a single mother of five children and two of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has had a food stall business for 10 years and has applied for a loan of 300,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more boxes of tomatoes, onions, clusters of bananas and eggplants. She doesn’t have any other income-generating activity. She works from her home seven days out of every week and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges include thieves and defaulters. She is aspiring to become a wholesaler, to see her business grow big and to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and rent.

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
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,680.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Florence to buy more tomatoes, onions, bananas and eggplants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013