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Gorret lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with four children – three of them attend school. She is not looking after any additional family members. She rents a house with access to electricity but no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent and school fees.

Gorret has been selling green bananas and charcoal retail at the market for ten years, working seven days a week. She does not have any additional source of income. Her challenges include seasonality and transportation.

Gorret has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more bunches of green bananas and charcoal for sale. Her dream is to expand her business to a wholesale. She joined MCDT because she had failed to get capital from people, relatives inclusive.

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
  • 289
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,111,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,589.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Gorret to buy more bunches of green bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013