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Mt Elgon Group
In this Group: Prisca, Zena, Margret, Flora, Veila, Ikupa, Salima, Joyce, Stella, Evelyne, Saidi, Getrude, Esta, Irene, Chrisanta
Prisca M., a 42-year-old divorce with a 22-year-old daughter, has operated a salon business since 2004. Working daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., she is able to earn a monthly profit of around $77. This will be Prisca’s third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, the previous ones being used to purchase a dryer and salon products. Having repaid those loans, she is seeking a new loan to buy a steamer machine.

Prisca will share this loan with her loan group, Mt Elgon, whose 15 members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Prisca is the first on the left, front row.

Additional Information

About Tujijenge Tanzania

This loan is administered by Tujijenge Tanzania, which was founded in 2006. It has operations in Dar es Salaam, the coastal region, and the Lake Victoria region. The organization aims to reach out to micro entrepreneurs and provide them with financial and social intermediation services because capital is one of the major barriers to development and success for micro-enterprise initiatives in Tanzania.

For more information on Tujijenge Tanzania, please visit its partner page, or join its lending team.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,310.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mt Elgon Group's $3,800 loan helped a member to buy a steamer machine and salon products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2009
Jul 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2009