A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy inputs, pesticides, fertilizers, and small farming tools, and to pay for the plowing and weeding.

Tiessiri Ii Group's story

The ten members of the TIESSIRI Ii group are married women who average 39 years of age and three children each. Most of them live in polygamous families in the village of Kenikela, in the commune of Massigui (prefecture of Dioïla), in the Koulikoro region (second administrative region of Mali).

They have partnered with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to better organize their activities at the start of the rainy season. Their crops include groundnuts, rice, and a bit of millet. This is their 7th loan cycle with Soro Yiriwaso.

MAMINE, sitting first from the right, plans to use this loan to purchase inputs and small farming equipment, and to pay for the plowing of approximately 0.5 hectare of rice and groundnuts.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in the city of Massigui to a clientele composed of both men and women. She hopes to earn an average profit of about 75,000 FCFA per season.

In this group: Alima Sina , Sitan , Djelika , Kariatou Abdoulaye, Mamou , Manze , Ramatou , Kariatou Basside , Djelika , Mamine
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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