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Florence
Florence is 52 years old and married with four children between the ages of 18 and 32. Two of her children go to school. She owns and resides in a five room house where she stays with six people. Florence takes care of additional family members. The family has no access to electricity or piped water, and gets three meals a day.


Florence works in a semi-urban area which is on the outskirts of Kampala. She incurs transport costs to and from buying chicken from poultry farmers. She owns a stall in Kalerwe market selling chicken of all types, including local layers and broilers. She works seven days a week. She receives an average of 30 customers a day and sells to all categories of people, both in retail and wholesale. Her greatest monthly expenses include feeding the family and school fees for her children. Her major business challenges are transportation and thieves. She has been in this business for fifteen years and with MCDT for nine years, now servicing her twenty-third loan and working with the same group mates. Florence joined MCDT because it was near her home amd works with poor women. She wants to use this loan to buy more chicken. She aspires to see her business grow bigger, to start selling wholesale only, and to farm poultry.

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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
  • 241
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,036,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,875.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD