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Nuru is 40single mother of four children aged between 5 and 18 years. All her children go to school .She takes care of additional family members. Nuru resides and owns a four roomed house where she is staying with five people. There is electricity and no piped water at home The family gets three meals a day. She resides and works in semi urban area which in the outskirts of Kampala in Ndeeba Kizito Zone. Nuru works seven days a week. Nuru owns stall selling Bananas ( matooke )in Ndeeba Market. She buys her bananas from the delivery trucks which get them villages and doesn’t incur any transport costs. Nuru pays monthly market dues. She sells to all categories of people and on both retail and whole sale and besides Nuru has been in this business for eighteen years and with MCDT for seven years servicing her eighteenth loan, working with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more bunches of bananas Nuru is aspiring of seeing her business grow bigger and start going to get the bananas her self.

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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
    Average annual income
  • 199
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  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,914.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Nuru to buy more bunches bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010