Nuru lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has six children, all of whom are in school. Nuru also takes care of her elderly parents. She lives in a home that she own with access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family. Nuru has a retail pharmacy shop, a business that she has been involved in for 10 years. She works 7 days a week. Nuru also generates additional income through selling piped water. Her main business challenges include defaulters, thieves and seasonality.
Nuru requested a 1,500,000 UGX loan from Kiva partner Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) to buy additional boxes of syrup and drugs to sell. Her business aspirations are to own a fully stocked pharmacy shop and build rental rooms.
About MCDT SACCO
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 http://www.kiva.org/partners/112, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at http://www.kiva.org/team/friends_of_mcdt_sacco.