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Agnes lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with three children, and none of them attend school. She is also looking after two grandchildren.
She has been selling raw food like tomatoes, onions, and cassava in the market at retail for the last fifteen years, working seven days a week. She does not earn any additional income.

She has requested a loan of USh 600,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her buy more food staffs like more Irish potatoes,onions cassava and tomatoes for sale. Her challenges include seasonality and transport. Her dream is to acquire land, construct a building and shift her business there, and also to start growing some of the foodstuffs. She joined MCDT because of the convenient terms and the timely loans. She rents a house with access to electricity and no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent.

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
  • 155
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,666,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,554.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Agnes to buy more food stuffs like Irish potatoes tomatoes, onions, and cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013