A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase various shop goods.


Tiessiri Group's story

The women of the Tiessiri group are all married. On average, they are 35 years old and have 3 children. They all live in extended traditional families in the village of Yamadibougou, prefecture of Barouéli, sub-prefecture of Konobougou in the Ségou region (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They met through family ties and are engaged in the sale of shop goods, salt and wheat flower. The women of the Tiessiri group are on their ninth loan, which will be used to purchase shop goods, salt and wheat flower. INDA S. gets her supplies of shop goods almost every a week at the Konobougou market. She sells the goods in the village center, for cash or credit, to a customer base of women and men.

She hopes to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 CFA francs that will be used to pay the loan installments, to cover health, food and schooling expenses, the rest will be reinvested in the business.

In this group: Inda , Gninaba , Oumou, Ina
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Marie-Elodie Bazy



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