A loan of $2,550 helped a member to purchase tubers.

Tiessiri Group's story

The six women of the group Tièssiri are married for the most part in polygamous households. The women average 36 years of age and three children each. And they all live in N’tomikorobougou, a district in Bamako. They know one another through ties of community and their revenue-generating businesses at the N’tomikorobougou market. The group members have small-scale businesses involving tubers, vegetables, condiments, and fish.

With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members decided to collaborate with the the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second solidarity loan cycle.

Ms. Mariétou (the woman sitting at the far right in the photo) is famous for selling tubers (potatoes) in her district. She intends to use her loan to purchase 15 sacks of potatoes in Bamako. She makes her sales retail to a mostly women customers in N’tomikorobougou.

With this loan, Ms. Mariétou hopes to make an average monthly profit of 90,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in her business and ensuring her children’s care.

In this group: Mariétou, Kandia, Rokia, Mariam, Farima, Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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