A loan of $1,175 helped a member to pay labour expenses and to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.


Tièssiri Iv Group's story

The members of the Tièssiri IV group are married women with an average age of 40, on average 4 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 in order to be 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.

Dialia Issouf, standing in the picture with a green scarf around her neck, farms millet. 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 165 000 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan as well as to support her husband with the daily expenditures.

In this group: Kadia Bakary, Dialia Issouf , Minata Guedjouma, Chitan , Kadiatou , Djeneba , Kadiatou , Awa Abdoulaye, Minata , Achitan

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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