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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Rokia , Safi , Kadiatou , Ami , Awa
The Benkadi Group consists of married women with an average age of 33 and four children. They live in traditional families in Massablacoura, one of the neighborhoods in the city of Bougouni (the third largest administrative region of Mali). In order to satisfy the needs of their customers, they are on their 10th loan with Soro Yiriwaso, a microfinance organization. This group of women sells cereals (via Rokia) and seasonings. Rokia, sitting in the photo, plans to use her loan to buy 400 kg of rice. She stocks up at the market in Bougouni and resells from home and at the artisanal gold mine to a clientele of women and men, for cash and credit. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 40,000 FCFA, part of which will be used to help her husband with daily expenses. The other part will be invested in the business.
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Le groupe BENKADI est constitué de 5 femmes mariées ayant en moyenne 33 ans, 4 enfants et vivant dans des familles traditionnelles à MASSABLACOURA, un des quartiers de la ville de Bougouni (3ème région administrative du Mali).
Elles sont à leur dixième collaboration avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de satisfaire le besoin de leur clientèle. Ce groupe de femmes fait le commerce de céréales avec ROKIA et de la vente de condiments.
ROKIA, en position assise sur la photo, compte acheter avec son prêt, 400Kg de riz. Elle s’approvisionne au marché Bougouni. Elle effectue sa vente à domicile et à la mine d’or artisanale, à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes, en détail, au comptant et à crédit.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 40.000.FCFA par mois dont une partie sera utilisée pour l’appui de son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes et l’autre partie sera investie dans les activités.

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
  • 6
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,150,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 541.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy cereals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013