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Miriam is married with five children and two of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business selling green bananas.

Miriam has applied for a loan of 2,200,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. She generates additional income by selling samosas and chapattis. She works at the market seven days out of every week and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves.

Miriam aspires to become a wholesaler and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent and paying school fees.

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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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 210
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  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD