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Hellen lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with one child who does not go to school. She also takes care of two additional family members, her mother and father. Hellen raises poultry. She operates her business on a retail basis and works seven days a week. She has been in this business for the last two years. Hellen has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy more bags of animal and poultry feed and vaccines. Her major business challenges are transportation, ever increasing prices of feed and seasonality. Her dream is to own a fully stocked shop and also to build her own house. She lives in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

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

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 290
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,089,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,472.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Hellen to buy more bags of animal and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012