A loan of $4,975 helped a member to buy 4 sheep, incense, peanut butter, dyed cotton cloths, and shoes.

Taku Liguey Group's story

The solidarity group Taku Liguey was created on December 4, 2007, on the inaugural date of the Santhiaba Sud Banc Villageois, which hosts it. It is made up of 14 women who come from the same neighborhood. Their businesses include running small shops and fattening sheep and cows. Ms. Yaya D. (standing in the back, to the right, in the inset) is the leader of the group. She is 55 years old. She is married and the mother of 5 children. She also cares for her granddaughter. She has run her main business fattening animals for 3 years. She buys the sheep and fattens them for at least four months before she re-sells them at the weekly markets or during big religious festivals. At the same time, she runs a small business selling incense, peanut butter, dyed cotton cloths, and shoes. This new loan will allow her to finance her fattening business and her shop. Her objective is to ensure the education of her one 17-year-old daughter, to strengthen her level of savings, and to contribute to taking care of the family's day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Yaya, Seynabou, Mame Penda, Ndoumbe, Fatou, Astou, Rama, Sokhna, Seynabou, Daba, Aissa, Khary Gaye, Ndeye, Ndeye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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