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Ruth K. lives in the Kyebando neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has seven children, two of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her late brother’s children). Ruth has a poultry farming business. She has been in this business for nine years and she works 7 days out of every week. Ruth sells her products in a market, by means of wholesale/retail.

Ruth has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy poultry feeds and medicine. She also generates additional income through crop farming.

The main business challenges for Ruth include thieves and the high cost of chicken feed. Her goals and aspirations are finishing her house and paying school fees for her children. Ruth lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, electricity and water.

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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
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    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD