A loan of $825 helped a member to buy shoes for resale.

Tièssiri Group's story

Mostly married in monogamous households and on average 36 years old with three children, the four women of he Tièssiri group all live in the Darsalam area of Ségou (4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other through familial relations. They run businesses selling shoes, handbags, pagnes wax (brightly printed West African clothing), and damask. With the goal of expanding their business, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 13th group (solidarity) loan.
Zenabou (the woman second from the left in the photo) is well-known in Darsalam and at the Médine Ségou market for her sales of shoes for all ages. She intends to use her loan to buy 40 pairs of shoes at the grand market in Bamako. She resells at retail in cash and on credit to a clientele composed mainly of women. With this loan, Zenabou hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 70,000 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and ensure the raising and education of her children.

In this group: Astan , Oumou , Gogo , Zenabou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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