A loan of $1,975 helps a member to buy sheep for resale in order to provide for his children.


Tiesiri Group's story

Kalifa is the man with his hands on the ram in the photo. He is a Malian, aged 44 years, uneducated, married and the father of 8. His wife is a homemaker.

Kalifa turned to RMCR to be able to better conduct his livestock farming because in the past he has lacked funds. He makes his purchases in the neighbouring villages and resells at his local market. The profit he makes allows him to take care of specific expenses of his family, like costs for the health of his children and a variety of food. He has a good reputation in his village and is very respected.

In the future, Kalifa hopes to have a larger loan in order to buy a lot of heads of sheep to increase his profit in order to become financially independent.

In this group: Kalifa, Karim, Djeneba, Kadiatou, Rokia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Esther Schmit.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.