A loan of $1,225 helped a member buy condiments.


Tiessiri Group's story

The six women in the Tiessiri group are married, for the most part in monogamous families. They average 33 years of age with four children. They all live in the Darsalam neighborhood in the region of Ségou (4th administrative region of Mali) and became acquainted through neighborhood ties, kinship and marriage. Members of the group are small retailers of condiments (onions, cabbage, groundnut paste, ...). To increase their stock supplies, the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are in their ninth group loan cycle. Mrs. Nah (the second woman standing from left to right in the photo) has a great reputation in selling all kinds of condiments. She plans to use the loan to buy 300 kilos of shallots and cabbages. She sells for cash and credit, through home delivery to a clientele composed mostly of women. Mrs. Nah hopes to achieve an average monthly profit of 47,000 FCFA with this loan, which will be invested in the business and ensure her home is supplied with condiments. Like other women in the group, Ms. Nah aims to sustain her activities through this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Fatoumata , Kadiatou , Astan , Nah , Djenebou , Djenebou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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