A loan of $450 helped a member to buy jewelry.


Tiessiri Group's story

The women of the Tiessiri group are all married, and on average are 44 years old with 4 children. They all live in traditional extended families in the town of Dioïla, Socoura-Nord neighborhood, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women met each other through connections with family, neighbors and friends.

The women sell jewelry, condiments and cakes. They are on their sixth group loan. Group member Rokia K. plans to buy jewelry (earrings, necklaces) from the sellers in the town of Dioïla. She sells her goods every day in the local town for cash and on credit, to customers who are mostly women but sometimes men too. Rokia expects to make an average monthly profit of 30,000 CFA francs which will be used to pay the loan installments, pay for contributions to social ceremonies and the rest will be reinvested in her jewelry business.

In this group: Rokia , Soumba , Sira , Nah

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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