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Mary is married with seven children and only two of her children go to school. She takes care of additional family members (two orphans).
She has a business of chicken feed and has applied for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more maize bran, fish and cotton cake for making chicken feed.
She has been in this business for ten years and sells to all categories of people on retail and works seven days a week in a rented shop. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation of bags of maize bran to her shop.
She is aspiring to own a delivery van to ease in transportation and also to become a wholesaler. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent for her business premise.

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
  • 272
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,081,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,487.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mary to buy maize bran, fish and cotton cake for making chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013