A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy pearl necklaces, incense and " petits pagnes.".

Takku Ligueye Group's story

Work is the motto of the TAKKU LIGGUEY solidarity group. It was created at the inauguration of the SANTHIABA COKI1 Banc Villageois in December 2009. It is composed of 15 "griotte" women (trustees of oral culture) who share the same geographic area and even the same neighborhood. Mrs. Leyla S., at the extreme right in the photo, is the leader of the group. She is 55 years old, married and the mother of 7 dependent children. One other child is entrusted to her care by close relatives. She has developed a small business selling pearl necklaces, incense and "petit pagnes" (decorative cloths wrapped around the hips). With her current loan, she is going to expand her suppL. of merchandise in order to increase her profit. Her objective is to be able to provide for her personal needs and to help her husband with the familial responsibilities.

In this group: Mbayang , Sokhna Mbery , Adama, Amy, Coumba Yoro , Sidy Gaye, Palla, Alima, Leyla, Anta, Aïda*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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