A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy fabric with which to make clothing for resale.


Takou Liguey Group's story

The Takou Liguey solidarity group was created on the 21st of December 2009. It is composed of 13 women who are all small retailers. Fatou, standing on the right with her hand raised, is the group's leader. She is 38 years old, married and the mother of 5 children, one of whom is in her care. She will use her part of the loan to buy fabrics with which to make pagnes (highly decorative and colourful West African fabric) and other clothing. The takings from her business will enable her to improve her children's living conditions.

In this group: Fatou, Isseu, Codou, Ngone , Coumba , Perle, Ndioba, Fatou, Ndieya, Ndeye, Ndeye, Mame Bousso, Diewo*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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