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Harriet lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children, all of whom attend school. She is also looking after her mother.

Harriet has been selling green bananas in the market at retail for the last 10 years, working six days a week. She does not have another source of income.

She has requested a loan of UGX 600,000 from MCDT SACCO to enable her buy more bunches of green bananas for sale. Her challenges include seasonality, thieves and transportation. Her dream is to be able to stock at least 20 bunches of bananas per week. She joined MCDT because it was easy for her to do so.

Harriet stays with her husband in a rented house with access to electricity and no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include food, rent and school fees.

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
  • 163
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,672,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,589.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Harriet to buy more bunches of green bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013