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Takku 1 Group
In this Group: Fatou, Marieme, Mame Penda, Fatou Kiné, Ndombe, Awa, Binetou
The women from the Takku 1 group are very active in the field of weaving traditional wrap around fabric (pagnes) and in making clothing. With the allotted funds, they will buy essential material: weaving thread, bazin fabric, traditionally weaved fabric, and dye etc… They will then share those to make traditional clothing as well as distinctively African ones, such as robes, wrap around fabric (pagnes), male outfits, sheets and tablecloths, and other knitted clothes for women. They will sell their wares at the weekly markets and in their neighborhood. This type of clothing is popular at this time because it is made of cotton fabric.
Translated from French by Véronique Fourment, Kiva volunteer.

Les femmes regroupées dans le groupement Takou 1 sont trés actives dans le dommaine du tissage des pagnes et la confection d'autres tenues vestimentaires. Avec les fonds alloués, elles vont acheter les matières premières : fil de tissage, tissus bazin et pagne tissé de façon traditionnelle, teinture etc., qu'elles vont se partager pour confectionner des habits traditionnels et typiquement africains, telles que les robes, pagnes,tenues masculines, draps et nappes de tables, et autres tenues tricotées pour femmes qu'elles revendent au niveau des loumas hebdomadaires et dans leur quartier. ces habits sont très recherchés en ce moment car ils sont faits à base de tissus en coton.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,756,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 422.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Takku 1 Group's $1,700 loan helped a member making and selling of clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009