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Kilongawima Group
In this Group: Lilian, Felista, Silvia, Christina, Devotha, Stella, Jane, Deborah, Lucy, Sarafina
Lilian is in her early 30s. She is married with three children who go to school. For eight years, she's been operating two separate businesses, selling clothes and selling bricks, to support her family. Working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, she's able to make a good monthly profit.

This loan request is Lillian's eighth loan from Kiva's field partner Tujijenge Tanzania. Lillian's previous loans, all of which she paid back successfully, allowed her to increase her stock of clothes, to produce bricks to sell, to pay for household expenses, and to pay her children's school fees. She would like to use this loan to produce additional bricks to sell. Her dream: to one day be able to expand her business.

Lillian will share this loan with her loan group, Kilongawima, which totals 10 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

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
  • 57
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,060,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,570.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kilongawima Group's $4,075 loan helped a member to make more bricks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013