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Sarah is married with six children and two of her children are in school. She has no additional family members. She sells green bananas on a retail and wholesale basis. She takes care of an additional family member - her mother). She has been in this business for 10 years. She works seven days a week. She has applied for a loan of Uganda Shillings 2,300,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. Her major business challenges include seasonality (rainy season) which hinders her movements and transportation. She is aspiring to get a van for transporting green bananas and also to be selling on a wholesale basis only. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expense includes school fees and feeding the family.

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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
  • 192
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,509.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Sarah to buy more bunches of green bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014