A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy fuel.

Tiessiri Group's story

The Tiessiri group, composed of married women and widows, average 36 years old and, on average, have four children. They live in traditional extended families in the town of Wakoro, in the Koulikoro Region. They know each other from family, neighborhood, and friendship ties. They engage in the selling of fuel, of poultry, of ruminants, of milk, and of condiments. Some also work in the restaurant business. The women of the Tiessiri group are on their sixth group loan.

Oumou, the second person from the left in the row of seated women, expects to buy 60 liters of gasoline from the dealers from Nangola and Dioila, who sell to those who pass by or come in [their store].

She hopes to make an average monthly profit of 35,000 francs CFA, which will be used for the needs of her family. Some of it will also be reinvested in her business of selling fuel.

In this group: Oumou, Sata, Sirantou, Korotoumou, Pinda, Kadia, Mama, Sitan, Maramou, Binta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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