A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy materials for her beauty shop.


Takku Liggey Group's story

The solidarity group called Takku Liggey was created on May 12, 2010. It is composed of nine women who have small businesses or do hairdressing.

The group leader, Madame YAWMA, is 24 and divorced with no children. She manages a beauty shop that she was able to open using her first loan. In the photo, she is the person standing on the right, dressed in chestnut and orange, raising her left hand.

She has a good deal of experience as she learned early on to do braids and various hairstyles for ladies. The loans she has received have helped her to buy equipment and make her workplace pleasant, buying chairs, a carpet, a mirror, and other beauty salon accessories.

This loan will allow her to buy hair extensions so as to better satisfy her clientele and earn more money. With her earnings, she pays rent and helps her older sister, with whom she lives, with household expenses. She supports herself and hopes to put aside more in savings.

In this group: Fatou, Maï, Binta, Toute, Yawma, Mouleye, Yama, Amy, Kene Bougoul*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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