A loan of $800 helped a member purchasing clothing.

Tiessiri Group's story

The members of the Tiessiri group, all married women, are on the average 39 years old, with five children, and all live in traditional extended families in the town of Dioïla, Dioïla Prefecture, Koulikoro Region (second administrative region of Mali). They know each other as friends, relatives and neighbors. They sell condiments, clothing, soap and peanut paste.

The Tiessiri group members are on their third solidarity loan. Chitan T. plans to be buying clothing from wholesalers at the Dioïla market, almost every week. She sells daily, out of her home and at the market, for cash and in credit to a customer base composed of men and women. She plans to achieve an average monthly income of 20,000 West African Francs, which will be used to pay off the loan and cover her contributions to big social events, with the rest reinvested in her business.

In this group: Wouleye, Mamou, Chitan, Rokia, Rokia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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