A loan of $2,800 helped a member to increase her stock of clothing, bags, and shoes.

Mt. Elgon Group's story

Jambo (hello) from Tanzania! Meet Evelyn M., aged 23. Evelyn is not married.

Evelyn has had her own business since August of last year where she sells clothing, bags, shoes, and "vitenge" (bright patterned fabric that is worn by many Tanzanian women as wraps or taken to tailors to be made into two-piece dresses). Evelyn's shop is open every day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. She makes a profit of about 250,000 Tanzanian shillings (approximately $190) a month.

This is Evelyn’s first loan from Tujijenge. She hopes to use it to increase the stock of her business. In the photo, Evelyn is sitting in the middle of the front row wearing a white shirt and is pictured with the other members of her loan group.

The members of this group are receiving this loan as a "motisha" loan, which is a new loan product offered by Tujijenge that allows borrowers with good credit ratings to pay back their original loans faster and receive extra money before their original loan term has ended. The members of Mt. Elgon group are thankful for your support!

In this group: Evelyn, Zena, Irene, Getruda, Ikupa, Prisca, Joyce, Esta, Salma, Magreth
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