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Tièssiri Group
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Married and living in families comprise of their husbands and children, the four women forming the Tièssiri group are on average 37 years old and have four children. They all live in the Missira neighborhood in the city of Ségou, and met through neighborhood links, family links or common income generation activities. They are all involved in the purchase and sale of firewood, peppers, lemons and okra. In order to satisfy growing customer requests, the women have decided to be involved in the loan program from Soro Yiriwaso and ask for their second loan.
Diani (the middle woman standing in this photo) sells many types of condiments. She plans to use her loan to purchase 30 buckets of peppers from the farmers at the Médine market. She sells her products in exchange for cash or credit to a customer base largely comprised of women, from both her home as well as the Médine market. She hopes the loan will allow her to earn a monthly income of 25,000 FCFA (~49 USD) that she will reinvest in her activity as well as use to take care of her the needs of her home.
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Mariées toutes dans des familles nucléaires, les quatre femmes du groupe Tièssiri ont en moyenne 37 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent toutes au quartier Missira dans la ville de Ségou et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté et de leurs activités génératrices de revenu. Elles font l’achat et la vente du bois de chauffe, du piment, du citron et du gombo.
Dans le souci de satisfaire les besoins de leurs clientèles de plus en plus croissants, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso avec qui, elles sont à leur 2ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Diani (femme debout au milieu sur la photo) est une grande vendeuse de condiments de toutes sortes. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 30 seaux de piments avec les producteurs au marché de Médine. Elle effectue ses ventes en détail au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes, à domicile et au marché Médine. Avec ce prêt, Diani espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 25.000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et prendre en charge certains besoins du 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
  • 153
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,272,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 512.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tièssiri Group's $600 loan helped a member to purchase condiments (peppers).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 6, 2012
Listed
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013