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Harriet lives in Uganda, Kampala. She is a widow with five children and all of them go to school. She takes care of one additional family member. She has her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees.

She sells chips, cassava and other snacks at the market on a retail basis. She works six days a week .She has been in this business for the last five years. She gets additional income from poultry farming.

She has requested a loan of Ugandan shillings 200,000 from MCDT – SACCO to buy cooking oil, cassava, baking flour and chicken feeds. Her major challenge includes seasonality. Her goal and aspiration is to educate her children.

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

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 160
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,719,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,635.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Harriet to buy cooking oil and baking flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014