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Rhitah is married with four children and three of her children go to school. She has no additional family members.

She sells charcoal and green bananas at the market on a retail basis and has been in this business for 4 years. She sells to all categories of people, but on a retail basis, for six days a week. She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy bunches of green bananas and bags of charcoal. Her major business challenges include seasonality and high transportation costs.

She aspires to building rental houses and also owning a delivery van to ease in transportation. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expense includes school fees and food.

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
  • 157
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,703,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,646.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Rhitah to buy more bunches of green bananas and bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Mar 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013