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Tièssiri Group
In this Group: Salimata , Abibatou , Fanta , Hawa , Fatoumata
The Tièssiri group is composed of five married women who live mostly in large, traditional extended families. They are, on average, 43 years old, have five children and they all live in Sakoïba (the fourth administrative region of Mali).

The members of the group are mainly involved in food preparation and the sale of firewood which they gather in the woods or buy from men.
The need to increase their working capital motivated them to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their second joint loan, having repaid the first one without any difficulty.

Madame Abibatou Traoré has a business of roasting meat. She will use her loan to buy three sheep and four goats in her village. She has the animals slaughtered and butchered and then cooks them according to the hygienic codes of roasting (in traditional ovens).
She sells her cooked meat (dibissoko) from her home and traveling throughout her village. She generally makes her sales in cash and on credit to an essentially male clientele, and only rarely to women.

Madame Abibatou enjoys an excellent reputation in the community for her work (which is generally done by men) and believes that she can clear a monthly profit of 22,500 FCFA which will be used to repay her loan and to contribute to meeting certain family responsibilities.

Her ambition is to raise sheep and to buy agricultural products in order to have her own sustainable food supply at home.
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Le groupe Tièssiri est composé de cinq femmes mariées majoritairement dans des grandes familles traditionnelles élargies. Elles ont en moyenne 43 ans, 5 enfants et habitent toutes à Sakoïba (4ème Région administrative du Mali).
Les membres du groupe font essentiellement de la restauration et la vente du bois de chauffe qu’elles cherchent en brousse ou achètent avec les hommes.
Le besoin d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce les incita à collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso. Elles sont à leur 2ème prêt solidaire, le précédent fut remboursé sans difficulté.
Madame Abibatou Traoré fait de la restauration, avec les rôtis de petits ruminants.
Elle utilisera son prêt pour acheter, 3 moutons et 4 chèvres sur place dans le village. Elle fait égorger ses animaux, dépecer puis les cuit dans les mesures d’hygiène requises en rôtis (dans des fours traditionnels).
Elle vend sa viande cuite (dibissoko) à domicile et en ambulant à travers le village. la vente se fait généralement au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle essentiellement composée d’hommes et quelques rares fois aux femmes.
Madame Abibatou jouit d’une grande réputation dans la commune pour son activité (pratiquée généralement par les hommes) et pense réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 22.500FCFA qui sera utilisé pour, rembourser son prêt et contribuer à la prise en charge de certaines dépenses familiales.
Son ambition est l’embouche ovine et acheter du matériel agricole afin d’assurer l’auto suffisance alimentaire dans son foyer.

Additional Information

Important Information

Soro Yiriwaso is a microfinance institution that works primarily in rural and semi-urban areas of Mali to provide underprivileged communities with access to financial services.The organization facilitates access for disadvantaged clients, particularly women, to new resources and services, fostering solidarity and cooperation among its clients. Kiva lenders’ funds will enable Soro Yiriwaso to expand its outreach and target even more underserved Malians involved in business and agriculture.

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.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mali

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,975,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tièssiri Group's $525 loan helped a member to buy small livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 21, 2010
Listed
May 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010