A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy fabrics and notions.

Takku Liguey 2 Kahone Group's story

Takku Liguey 2 Kahone Group is made up of five women, who are all married. Every month, they club together and give the money to one of them, determined by drawing of lots, in order to support her with her business.

Their businesses consist in selling fabrics and notions. They get their supplies from a neighboring country, and sells their products at home and on credit.

The income drawn from their businesses enables them to provide for themselves, and help their husbands with the daily expenses of their respective families.

The leader of the group, wearing a dark dress in the photograph, is the mother of three children. For almost three years, she's been selling "wax" and "ganila" fabrics.

With her profits, she takes care of the healthcare and school expenses of her two daughters, who attend elementary school.

In order to bolster their working capital, the members of the group are seeking a loan of XOF 500'000 from Kiva's partner, UIMCEC, in order to purchase fabrics and notions.

In this group: Ndeye Coumba , Amy , Aminata, Fatou , Khar

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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