A loan of $1,050 helped a member to pay labour expenses and to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.

Tièssiri Iii Group's story

The members of the Tièssiri III group are married women with an average age of 32, on average 3 children, and who all live in polygamous families in Tiébiziédougou, one of the villages in Kadiolo, 3rd administrative region of Mali. They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso so that they are able to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 3rd loan with the institution. Their previous loans have been properly repaid.

Fatoumata Oumar, sitting on the far right of the picture, farms rice. She plans to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and to pay for the labourers that she needs to maintain 2 hectares of farmland. She sells her produce in the village and at the Kadiolo market after it's harvested, to a customer base composed of resellers and consumers. She expects to make an average profit of 160 000 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to support her husband with the daily expenditures.

In this group: Tene , Barakissa , Naminata , Nahawa , Saly Adou, N'gnire , Fatoumata Oumar , Minata Adou , Saly Adou , Machata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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