A loan of $1,425 helped a member purchase of tubers (potatoes and yams).


Tièssiri Group's story

The women in the Tièssiri group are all married in monogamous families with a median age of 39 and five children. They all live in the Hamdallaye quarter of Ségou (fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other through neighbors, marriage, and working at the Chateau market of Segou.
With the intention of increasing their commercial funds and diversifying the products they sell, they decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their seventh group loan. Mrs. Assétou K., who is one of the members, counts on using the loan to buy 500 kg of potatoes and 10 bags of yams. She stocks up on tubers in Koutiala and sells from home, at the Chateau market, and moving throughout the quarters of Ségou. Sales are done in cash and credit to a mixed clientele.
Following the example of the other group members, Mrs. Assétou K. counts on making a monthly, median profit of 56,000 FCFA which she will use to reinvest in her business and help her husband to support the family.

In this group: Assan , Rokiatou Kia , Assétou , Fatoumata , Hawa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kelly Percival



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