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Update on Massan

Massan is a 51-year-old woman whose business is to sell pagnes (colorful West-African fabric), pots and flip-flops at the market.

As she does not want to disappoint her numerous customers, she is requesting a second credit loan from WAGES to buy more goods and meet her objectives.

She hopes in the future to reinvest in the business and take care of her family. She is a married mother.
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Massan femme de 51ans exerce comme activité la vente des pagnes, des casseroles et tapette au marché. Ayant de nombreux clients et ne voulant pas les décevoir, elle sollicite un second crédit à WAGES pour acheter plus de marchandises afin d'atteindre ses objectifs. Elle espère à l'avenir réinvestir dans l'activité et s'occuper de sa famille. Elle est mariée et mère de famille.

Previous Loan Details

Very early on, this woman started selling pagnes (colorful African cloth), fabrics, shoes, and various other items, as a saleswoman. She gets her supplies at the grand market in Lomé. She's been in this business since 1990, and has now learned all its ins and outs. Her clientele is mostly compose... More from Massan's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social

This loan is administered by Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social (WAGES), Togo’s second-largest microfinance institution. Along with a wide range of savings and loan products, WAGES offers its clients training programs in basic literacy, health care (HIV/AIDS and malaria), and business-related subjects (business management, marketing, accounting). You can show your support for WAGES by joining its lending team!

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,000,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 473.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Massan to buy 25 handbags, fabrics and pagnes, 20 pairs of shoes, and various other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015