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Iguguno Group
In this Group: Leonard, Lucas, Jackson, Salome*, Deo, Fatuma, Deogratius, Rose, Zaina, Scola, Abubakari, Faraja, Iluminata, Agnes*, Joyce, Ngonda
* not pictured
Leonard is in his early thirties and divorced with one child. His son is too young to go to school.

For the past year Leonard has worked as a brick maker. He works from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Leonard's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He will share this loan with his loan group. The group is called “Iguguno” and has sixteen members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

Leonard wants to use his loan to make more bricks to sell. His dream is to buy a plot of land upon which to begin farming vegetables.

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
  • 50
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,699,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,575.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Iguguno Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to make more bricks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011