A loan of $1,550 helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, weedkiller, hoeing and small tools.

Tiessiri 1 Group's story

The ten members of the Tièssiri 1 group are married women who average 42 years of age and have an average of two children each. The majority of them live in polygamous families in Kenikela, one of the villages in the municipality of Massigui, in the prefecture of Dioïla, which lies in Koulikoro, Mali's second administrative region.

They collaborate with the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, with the aim of better organising their activities at the beginning of the rainy season. They grow among other things rice and groundnut. They are on their fifth loan with the institution.

With this new loan, Gnassa Gaousssou, who is standing on the far right, is planning to buy farm inputs, small tools and to pay for labor costs (hoeing) to maintain around one hectar of rice and groudnut.

The produce is sold once harvested in the town of Massigui to a customer base made up of men and women. They are expecting to make an average profit of around 50,000FCFA per season.

In this group: Magnouma, Gnassa Gaousssou, Minata, Kadiatou Sokourala, Gnassa, Sitan, Djelika, Djeneba, Safiatou, Maflawon

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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