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Norah is a single mother of three children; all her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of any additional family members. She has a business selling chips (Irish potato crisps).

She has applied for a loan of Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more Irish potatoes and cooking oil. She works at the market seven days a week and sells on retail basis. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She is aspiring to a fully stocked restaurant and also to build her own house. The family resides in a rented house and has access to electricity and piped water. Herr monthly expenses include rent and 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
  • 419
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  • $30,364,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,654.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Norah to buy more bags of Irish potatoes and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013