A loan of $600 helped a member buy onions.


Teriya Group's story

Predominantly married in traditional families with an average age of 36 and three children, the women in the Teriya group all live in the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali) and became acquainted through family ties, as neighbours and through their professional activities.

They sell pasta, food condiments, vegetables, etc. In order to increase their working capital, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third credit loan cycle.

Mrs. Djeneba, second from left to right, plans to use her loan to purchase 30 kilos of onions locally from Sikasso wholesalers and conducts her sales at the market and from home, to both men and women customers.

Mrs. Djeneba expects this loan will enable her to achieve average monthly profits of 40,000 FCFA, to be reinvested in the business and to take on the household condiment needs.

In this group: Abi , Abi , Awa , Djeneba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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