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Ruth lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a widow with five children, one of whom attends school. She is looking after other family member (her elderly parents). She has been selling local brew from home, both wholesale and retail, for the last ten years, working seven days a week. She generates additional income from selling charcoal.

She has requested a loan of Ugx 2,000,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more local gin for sale. Her challenges include thieves and transportation. Her dream is to start selling beer, spirits and wines wholesale. She joined MCDT because of the good relationship between the SACCO members and the staff members.

She resides in her own house with access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees.

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
  • 155
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,711,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,583.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Ruth to buy more jerrycans of local gin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2014