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Margaret is a single mother of four children and all her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (old parents). She has a business selling tomatoes and onions.

She has applied for a loan of 500,000 Uganda Shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more boxes of tomatoes and onions. She works at the market seven days out of every week and on retail basis. Her major business challenges are seasonality and thieves.

She aspires to own a plot of land so as to start growing tomatoes and onions and also to build a house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expense includes 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

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 158
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,708,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,579.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Margaret to buy more boxes of tomatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014