A loan of $1,375 helped a member purchase ingredients for juices.

Tiessiri (Courage) Group's story

Tièssiri is a group of women of Koutiala who know each other well and they live in traditional big families with their husbands, children and other parents. They are on average 33 years old with at least 3 children.

This group of women trade in various articles such as fruit juices and vegetables, clothing and shoes etc.

To increase the scope of their activities, the members decided to join the credit program Soro Yiriwaso 2 years ago.

They are on their third group loan and all the preceding loans were properly repaid.

Fanta S. is a member of the Tièssiri group which sells cold drinks (fruit juice, local drinks containing jujube, roselle, tamarind, lemon etc)

She intends to use her loan to buy, the day before the month of Lent, a large quantity of ingredients: roselle , tamarind, jujube, lemon, many flavours etc she gets in the large market of Koutiala.

She sells her drinks from the house, and in the neighborhoods, for cash to various and varied customers.

While the members of the Tièssiri group intend to borrow an average of 90.000FCFA each during this cycle, Fanta S. intends to borrow 120.000FCFA.

In addition to the refunding of the loans, they use part of the income to meet the current expenses of the family.

They wish to see this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso grow so that stocks are not scarce.

In this group: Fanta , Kadia , Bintou , Sali , Kadia, Bintou , Habibatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Mark Latour

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