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Ruth is a married mother of seven children, one of whom goes to school. She also takes care of two additional family members. Ruth resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and food for the family.

For the past 10 years, Ruth has been operating a poultry farming enterprise from home, selling her products on a retail basis seven days a week. She has applied for a loan of Uganda shillings 1,000,000 from MCDTSACCO to buy more poultry feeds and vaccines. Her major business challenges include transportation and electricity. She aspires to buy a plot of land.

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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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 159
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,708,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,654.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ruth to buy poultry feeds and vaccines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014