A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy fruits (bananas and papaya).


Tiessiri Group's story

The women who make up the Tiessiri group are 32 years old on average and they also have an average of three children each. They all live in extended traditional families in Karantela, one of the neighborhoods of the city of San, located in the region of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through family ties and they are involved in retail, buying and selling condiments, soaps, clothes, as well as fruits and vegetables. They have duly repaid their previous loans and are now taking their second solidarity loan.

Baro (second from the left in the front row), is planning to use her loan to buy two baskets of bananas and three baskets of papaya. She buys her goods locally and resells them to men and women who pay her in cash and also often on credit.

Baro is expecting to make an average monthly profit of 16,000 CFA francs, which will be used to take care of health, schooling and housing-related expenses, and to buy food and clothes. She will reinvest the rest of her money in her business.

In this group: Baro , Mamou , Maimouna , Marietou , Tenin, Mariam , Aminata, Mariam, Mai

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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