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Mariam
Mariam lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed with five children and three go to school. She has no additional family members. She sells fruit and vegetables at the market on a retail basis. She works seven days a week. She has been in this business for the last eight years. She earns additional income from selling used clothes. She has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy tomatoes, onions, cabbages, sweet potatoes, pineapples and watermelons. Her major business challenge is transportation. Her goal and aspiration is to make her business prosper. She lives in a rented house where the family has access to electricity but not running water. Her monthly expenses include school fees.

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About MCDT SACCO

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 http://www.kiva.org/partners/112, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at http://www.kiva.org/team/friends_of_mcdt_sacco.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 264
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,713,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,574.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $275 helped Mariam buy tomatoes, onions, cabbages, sweet potatoes, pineapples and watermelons.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2014
Listed
Jul 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015