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Norah is widowed with six children, and four of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandsons). She has a business of selling charcoal and has been in this business for five years.

She has applied for a loan of 1700000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. She generates additional income from rental rooms. She sells both on wholesale and retail basis. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation of bags of charcoal. She aspires to own a delivery van to ease transportation, and also to buy more plots so as to build rental houses.

She resides in her own house and the family has access to piped water and electricity. Her monthly expenses includes electricity and food.

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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 272
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  • $31,081,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,644.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Norah to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013