A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase the ingredients for making galettes to sell.


Tiessiri Group's story

Most of the four women of the group "Tiessiri" are married in polygamous households, and they average 38 years of age and four children each, all living in the village of Bamanan-Zambougou, in Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of community and kinship and through their revenue-generating businesses in the village. They have small-scale businesses selling fonio (a kind of millet), oil, rice, and condiments. With the goal of increasing their working capital, the group members decided to collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their fifth solidarity loan cycle.

Ms. Mayama (standing second from the right in the photo) is a major vendor of galettes in and around the village of Bamanan-Zambougou. She intends to use her loan to purchase 5 sacks of millet and a large amount of oil from suppliers in Konodimini. The cash or credit sales are made to mostly women customers at her home and in Konodimini.

She hopes to make an average monthly profit of 18,000 francs CFA with this loan. It will be used to meet the needs of her children and to increase her working capital.

In this group: Mayama , Setou , Mayama , Hawa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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