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Zamu lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has four children, and all her children are in school. She has no additional family members. She lives in her own house. The family has no access to piped water or to electricity. Her major monthly expenses include school fees.

She sells green bananas at the market, on a retail basis. She also has a charcoal stall, where she earns additional income. She has been in business for the past 10 years. She works six days a week. Her major challenges are transportation and seasonality.

She has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO. She would like to buy more bunches of green bananas and bags of charcoal, to resell.

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
  • 174
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,720,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,680.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Zamu to buy more bunches of green bananas and bags of charcoal, to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013