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Mariam is married and has four children and all her children go to school. She doesn't take care of additional family members. She has a business of selling green bananas and she has applied for a loan of 2,000,000 Uganda shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. She has been in this business for 10 years selling on a retail basis and works in the market seven days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation. She is aspiring of become a wholesale business and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes rent, medication and 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
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  • $31,940,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD