A loan of $725 helped a member to buy rice.


Tièssiri Group's story

The six women of the "Tièssiri" group are married and live mostly in polygamous households. They are on average 46 years old with five children. They all live in the town of N'gara in the Ségou region (the 4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other through neighbourhood and family connections as well as through the businesses they run in the town. They sell cereals, fruits, and vegetables. With the goal of increasing their capital, the group members decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their eighth solidarity (group) loan cycle. Ms. Korotoumou (the woman sitting in the second row all the way on the right in the photo) is a major rice seller in the town of N'gara and its surroundings. She intends to use her loan to buy two sacks of rice from the farmers at the market fair in Konodimini. She resells the rice in cash and on credit at her home and at the market in Konodimini to a clientele composed mainly of women. Ms. Korotoumou hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 20,000 FCFA with this loan, which will be used to reinvest in her business and provide for the children in her household.

In this group: Fanta , Sitan , Korotoumou , Mayama , Mayama , Korotoumou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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