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Lea is married and has four children, and all her children go to school. She also takes care of an additional family (her sister). She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and feeding the family. She generates additional income selling piped water and juice.

She has a business of selling Cavendish bananas and has been in this business for 10 years. She sells on both a wholesale and a retail basis.

She has applied for a loan from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of Cavendish bananas.

Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She is aspiring to sell wholesale only and also to build rental rooms.

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
  • 174
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,719,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,644.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Lea to buy more bunches of Cavendish bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013