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Massandjie's Group
In this Group: Massandjie
Massandjie, a single mother of three, has owned her own beauty salon since 1999. She learned how to braid hair from family members in Africa and later went to school to obtain formal training. Her work has inspired many of her younger family members to pursue the profession.

She was successful with a small loan through ACCION USA to build her credit, and is now using a new loan to purchase more inventory. She specializes in hair braiding and extensions and plans to use her loan from ACCION USA to purchase more human and synthetic hair at wholesale, which she will sell to other salons for a higher profit.

Business is going well overall; there are expected ups and downs but Massandjie always perseveres. Like many entrepreneurs she works very hard and is always trying to grow and expand her business. She would even like to open a second location.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,982,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Massandjie's Group's $4,900 loan helped a member purchase human and synthetic hair for extensions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011