A loan of $4,750 helps a member to buy sheep for resale.


Takku Liggey Halte Group's story

Madame Soda is president of the "Takku Liggey Halte" Group. The group's name is in Wolof, which is the most widely spoken language in Senegal, and it means "Ready to Work." This is a group of eleven (11) women who have been working in animal husbandry for years. This loan is designated for this group to develop their business.

Madame Soda is 35 years old, married, and has four children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, three of whom are in school. With this loan, she plans to buy sheep in the weekly markets located in her area, animal feed, and pay for the cost of vaccines. She takes advantage of the weekly markets in her locality and surrounding areas to sell her products.

She will be able to improve her family's quality of life, in particular putting her children through school, sanitary conditions, food, etc. She would like to use part of her profits to build secure enclosures so that her breeding business can prosper, and to buy sugar and tea for her secondary business. She also hopes her business will be profitable in order to help her husband build a fence around the house and keep her family safe.

She has over eight years of experience in this business. The challenges she faces are often related to security and the scarcity of food for the livestock. However sometimes she also has trouble finding a veterinarian.

In this group: Soda, Ngone, Nogoye, Adji Mama, Yacine, Amy, Bousso, Ngone, Marie, Khady, Daba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Hope Fang.


This loan is special because:

It enables low-income farmers in Senegal to increase their income and provide for their families.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.