A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy a steamer machine and salon products.

Mt Elgon Group's story

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.

In this group: Prisca, Zena, Margret, Flora, Veila, Ikupa, Salima, Joyce, Stella, Evelyne, Saidi, Getrude, Esta, Irene, Chrisanta

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