A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase condiments (peppers).

Tièssiri Group's story

Married and living in families comprise of their husbands and children, the four women forming the Tièssiri group are on average 37 years old and have four children. They all live in the Missira neighborhood in the city of Ségou, and met through neighborhood links, family links or common income generation activities. They are all involved in the purchase and sale of firewood, peppers, lemons and okra. In order to satisfy growing customer requests, the women have decided to be involved in the loan program from Soro Yiriwaso and ask for their second loan.
Diani (the middle woman standing in this photo) sells many types of condiments. She plans to use her loan to purchase 30 buckets of peppers from the farmers at the Médine market. She sells her products in exchange for cash or credit to a customer base largely comprised of women, from both her home as well as the Médine market. She hopes the loan will allow her to earn a monthly income of 25,000 FCFA (~49 USD) that she will reinvest in her activity as well as use to take care of her the needs of her home.

In this group: Bintou Soyala, Diani, Florence, Sèbè

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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