A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy a stove to make pastries.

Takku Liggey Group's story

The solidarity group Takku Liggey was created on December 15, 2008 when the "Village Bank" was inaugurated. It is made up of 20 women who come from various neighborhoods of the town but who come together every month for their business activities.

The president of the Village Bank, Fatou, 44, is a married woman and the mother of nine children with two sets of twins. She is also responsible for her sister's daughter and a cousin's daughter. She has a little business selling cloth, incense, perfume, pasta, etc. She has 10 years' experience. She is standing on the far right in the photo, dressed in fluorescent green and raising her hand.

She buys her products at the central market of the town and sells them in her neighborhood. She wants to use her loan to buy a stove to make pastry since she also excels in this field. Her goal is to help her husband support the famiL., especialL. in terms of schooling and breakfast for the children.

In this group: Amy, Mame Awa, Yacine, Coura, Ndeye Fambaye, Salimata, Marie, Rokhaya, Ngone, Ndeye Yarame, Ramatoulaye *, Seynabou, Coura, Asta, Khady, Mariama, Salimata, Arame*, Ndeye, Ami Colle*, Fatou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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