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Nuru lives in Uganda. She is married and has four children, all of whom are in school. Nuru has a business of selling bananas. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and she works seven days out of every week. Nuru sells her products at the market, by means of wholesale/retail.

Nuru has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas.The main business challenge(s) for Nuru include defaulters and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to become a wholesaler and also to start going to villages for bananas. Nuru lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, market dues and paying for electricity bills.

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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
  • 134
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  • $33,804,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,665.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD