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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Madinè , Djenebou , Tenemba , Nènè
The Benkadi group (one widow and three married women) live in monogamous families and are, on average, 34 years old with three children. They all live in the Darsalem district in the town of Ségou (fourth administrative region of Mali). They know each other as neighbors, friends and through marriage ties.

The members of the Benkadi group deal in bed sheets, curtains, shoes and charcoal. The women of the Benkadi group are on their seventh loan, after having properly repaid the previous six.

Mrs. Tenemba Djiré, unlike the other members in her group, makes her money selling charcoal, and has been doing so for five years.

She will use her loan to buy 20 cartloads of charcoal supplied to her by organized distributors of charcoal in Sakoïba and by wholesale transporters coming from Fana and Zambougou. She supplies certain local officials and restaurant owners, selling door to door in bulk and at retail, on credit and in cash, to a clientele of men and women.

Madame Tenemba plans to clear a monthly profit of 68,000FCFA which will be used to repay her loan, to complete her marriage trousseau, and to contribute to meeting certain family expenses.
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Le groupe Benkadi (1veuve et 3 mariées) vivent dans des familles monogames, ayant en moyenne 34 ans, 4 enfants et habitant toutes le quartier Darsalam, Commune Urbaine de Ségou (4ème Région administrative du Mali).
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, d’amitié et de mariage.
Les membres du groupe Benkadi commercialisent des draps de lit, des rideaux, des chaussures et du charbon de bois.
Les femmes du groupe Benkadi sont à leur 7ème prêt solidaire, après avoir bien remboursé les six précédents.
Madame Tenemba Djiré à la différence des autres membres de son groupe porte son activité génératrice de revenus sur le commerce de charbon de bois et cela depuis cinq ans.
Elle utilisera son prêt pour acheter : 20 chargements de charrettes en charbon de bois qui lui sont fournies par les exploitants organisés de bois et de charbon de Sakoïba et par les gros transporteurs venant de Fana et de Zambougou. Elle ravitaille certains fonctionnaires et gargotières de la place et elle vend à domicile en demi gros et au détail, à crédit et au comptant à une clientèle constituée d’homme et de femmes.
Madame Tenemba compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 68.000FCFA qui sera utilisé pour, rembourser son prêt, à compléter son trousseau de mariage et contribuer à la prise en charge de certaines dépenses familiales.

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

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,780,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to buy charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 28, 2010
Listed
May 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010