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Harriet lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, and two of her children go to school. She has one additional family member (nephew). She operates a studio at the market on a retail basis. She has been in business for the last 13 years. She works seven days a week.

She has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 1,500,000 from MCDT – SACCO to buy camera cells (lithium batteries), film and envelopes. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goal and aspiration is to buy a better digital camera and video coverage machines.

She lives in her own house where the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include medication, 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

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 291
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,089,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,560.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Harriet to buy more camera cells (lithium batteries), film and envelopes for photographs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013