A loan of $800 helped a member stock up on merchandise.


Takku Liggueey Group's story

Takku Liggueey is a female group composed of five women: Mrs. Coumba S., the president, Mrs. Nogaye N., Mrs. Salla D., Mrs. Aby N., and Mrs. Awa D.. They are all from Notto, a rural community in the Thiès region. Because all five women sell vegetables at the grand market in Notto, they formed a group to better organize their business and help one another with work. They thus joined U-IMCEC Notto in 2009 to find the necessary finances for their trade. So, they are asking for a loan of 375,000 FCFA which they are going to split equally. The president of Takku Liggueey, Mrs. Coumba S., is 31 years old. This married woman has been working in this trade for 15 years. She says she knows the environment and its components thanks to the market gardeners. With her part of the loan, she counts on strengthening her work like her other colleagues. She intends to buy vegetables like carrots, sprouts, eggplant and cassava. Finally, Mrs. Coumba S., who chose this work for love, thinks the trade allows her to lighten her household load.

In this group: Coumba, Nogaye, Salla, Aby, Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kelly Percival



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