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Janet is a single mother of four children, and three of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business of a restaurant and has been in this business for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of 1,200,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas, beef, cowpeas, charcoal, rice and sweet and Irish potatoes. She generates additional income from selling spare parts. She works from home six days out of every week. Her major business challenges are seasonality and defaulters. She is aspiring of owning a fully stocked restaurant and also to build rental rooms. She resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and paying for utility bills.

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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,557.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Janet to buy more foodstuffs like bunches of green bananas, rice, beef, sweet and Irish potatoes and charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013