A loan of $1,450 helped a member to pay for plowing costs, seeds, fertilizer and small equipment.

Tiessiri Ii Group's story

The ten members of group Tièssiri II are married women who are on average 43 years old with three children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Baba, one of the villages of Massigui Township is Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (Mali's second administrative region).
They are partnering with micro-finance organization Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their activities at the start of the rainy season. They cultivate rice and groundnuts among other crops. They are on their fifth collaboration with the organization.
With this new loan, Aminata Moussa - who is standing in the middle in the picture - plans on buying agricultural inputs and small equipement. She will also pay for plowing costs to maintain about 1.9 acres of rice and groundnuts.
After the harvest, productions are sold in the town of Massigui to a clientele comprising men and women. Aminata expects an average profit of about 80,000 CFA at the end of the agricultural cycle.

In this group: Chata , Matou , Aminata Moussa , Chitan , Rokia , Aminata , Fatoumata Moussa , Djokoura , Fatoumata , Batenin
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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