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Teopista lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 9 children, four of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren). Teopista has operated a business rearing chickens for over 10 years, working 7 days every week. Teopista retails her products from home. She also generates additional income through rental rooms.

Teopista has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy chickens and bags of chicken feed. The main business challenges for Teopista include thieves who always break into her chicken houses and steal her chickens, and transportation of chicken feed. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a delivery van to help with transportation and to own burglar-proof doors.

Teopista lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include feeding the family and medication.

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
  • 192
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,322.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Teopista to buy more chicks and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012