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Benkan Group
In this Group: Ami, Sadio , Sia , Nassoun, Aminata
The women of Benkan Group are all married. On average, they are 40 years old and have six children. They live in traditional extended families in the city of Konobougou, prefecture of Barouéli, region of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know each other through ties of kinship.

They sell fruits, vegetables, food condiments and clothes. This is the second solidarity loan for the women of Benkan Group. They will use it to buy fruits, vegetables, food condiments and clothes.

Sadio D. gets her supplies of food condiments from the wholesalers at the market in Konobougou. She retails the condiments at the same market and from her home, for cash and credit, to a clientele made up of women and men.

She expects to make an average profit of 15,000 CFA francs a month, which she will use to pay the installments of the loan and contribute to social ceremonies. Any remaining amount will be reinvested in her condiment business.
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Les femmes du groupe Benkan, toutes mariées, ont en moyenne 40 ans, 6 enfants et vivent toutes dans des familles traditionnelles élargies dans la ville de Konobougou, préfecture de Barouéli; Région de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté et font le commerce des fruits, des légumes, des condiments et des habillements.
Les femmes du groupe Benkan sont à leur deuxième prêt solidaire qui sera utilisé pour acheter des fruits, des légumes, des condiments et des habillements.
SADIO D. s’approvisionne en condiments au marché de Konobougou avec les grossistes. Elle effectue ses ventes sur place et à domicile, au comptant et à crédit, à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice moyen mensuel de 15 000F CFA qui sera utilisé pour payer les échéances du prêt, payer les contributions des cérémonies sociales et le reste sera réinvesti dans son activité de commerce de condiments.

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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
  • 15
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,519,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 493.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD