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Tiessiri Group
In this Group: Mayama , Setou , Mayama , Hawa
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.
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Les 4 femmes du groupe Tiessiri sont mariées majoritairement dans des ménages polygamiques. Elles ont en moyenne 38 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans le village de Bamanan-Zambougou dans la région de Ségou (4ème Région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté et de leurs activités génératrices de revenu dans le village. Elles font le petit commerce de fonio, d’huile, du riz et des condiments. Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 5ème cycle du prêt solidaire. Madame Mayama (2ème femme debout de la droite vers la gauche dans la photo) est une grande vendeuse de galette dans le village de Bamanan-Zambougou et ses environnants. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 5 sacs de mil et une grande quantité d’huile chez son fournisseur à Konodimini. La revente se fait au comptant et à crédit à domicile et à Konodimini à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes. Madame Mayama espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 18000 FCFA avec ce prêt, qui sera utilisé dans la prise en charge des besoins des enfants et pour augmenter son fond de commerce.

Additional Information

Important Information

Soro Yiriwaso is a microfinance institution that works primarily in rural and semi-urban areas of Mali to provide underprivileged communities with access to financial services.The organization facilitates access for disadvantaged clients, particularly women, to new resources and services, fostering solidarity and cooperation among its clients. Kiva lenders’ funds will enable Soro Yiriwaso to expand its outreach and target even more underserved Malians involved in business and agriculture.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mali

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tiessiri Group's $425 loan helped a member to purchase the ingredients for making galettes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014