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Esther lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with eight children, and six of her children go to school. She has no additional family members. She is a poultry farmer. She operates her business on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last 17 years. She works seven days a week.

She has requested a loan of 900,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy vaccines, feeds and feeding utensils. Her major business challenges are transportation and poultry diseases. Her goals and aspirations are to own 4000 chickens and to buy a plot of land to expand her poultry houses.

She lives in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include medication, school fees and food.

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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 154
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,711,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,530.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Esther to buy more bags of chicken feeds, vaccines and feeding utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013