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Sarah
Sarah is a single mother of one child and her only child goes to school. She also takes care of two additional family members (her parents).

She sells fruit and vegetables at the market on a retail basis and has been in this business for 12 years. She sells to all knds of people on a retail basis for seven days a week.

She has applied for a loan of UGX 400,000 from MCDTSACCO to buy boxes of pineapples, tomatoes, pawpaws, greens and onions. Her major business challenges include seasonality and high transportation costs.

She is hoping to get a track to transport fruit and vegetables from villages to the market and also to become a wholesaler. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent

Additional Information

About MCDT SACCO

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 http://www.kiva.org/partners/112, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at http://www.kiva.org/team/friends_of_mcdt_sacco.

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 265
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,205,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,646.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Sarah to buy more tomatoes, onions, greens, pawpaws and pineapples.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 4, 2013
Listed
Mar 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013