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


Tiessiri Iii Group's story

The ten members of group Tièssiri III are married women who are on average 33 years old with three children. They live in polygamous families in Baba, one of the villages of Massigui Township in 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 beginning 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, Djokoura - who is standing in the middle - plans on buying agricultural inputs and small equipment, and to pay for weeding costs to maintain about 2.5 acres of rice and groundnuts. After the harvest, the crops are sold in the town of Massigui to a clientele comprising men and women. She expects an average benefit of 75,000 CFA per 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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