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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Sali, Sayon, Koura , Setou
Benkadi is a group from the association Kototala de Ouelessebougou. It comprises four women who know one another through ties of kinship and community. Their average age is 42. They are married, have at least four children, and operate different businesses, such as buying and selling condiments and grains, as does SETOU, who is the first person sitting at the left in the photo. The women live in large traditional families in Ouelessebougou, in the prefecture of Kati (Region of Koulikoro, Republic of Mali). They have been working in small-scale commerce for several years and are much in demand in their businesses.

Concerned about meeting the growing need of their customers, the group members decided to join the loan program of the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso three years ago. They are now on their fourth solidarity loan.

SETOU, who is the group's president and well-known in Ouelessebougou, excels in selling grains. She intends to use her loan to purchase 4 sacks of rice and 2 of corn. She gets her supplies in and around Ouelessebougou. Accepting cash or credit, she sells her grains retail in Ouelessebougou to a customer base composed of men and women.

She is hoping for a monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA, which will enable her to repay the loan and to reinvest in her business.
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Benkadi est un groupe de l’association Kototala de Ouelessebougou. Il regroupe 4 femmes qui se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté et de voisinage. Elles ont une moyenne d’âge de 42 ans. Mariées avec au moins quatre enfants, elles mènent différentes activités telles l’achat vente de condiments alimentaires et de céréales à l’image de SETOU qui est la première personne assise de la gauche vers la droite de la photo. Elles vivent dans des grandes familles traditionnelles à Ouelessebougou dans la préfecture de Kati (Région de Koulikoro, République du Mali).
Elles sont dans le petit commerce depuis plusieurs années et sont très sollicitées dans leurs activités.
Dans le souci de satisfaire le besoin croissant de leur clientèle, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso il y a trois ans. Elles sont à leur quatrième prêt solidaire.
SETOU, qui est la présidente du groupe et très connue à Ouelessebougou, excelle dans la vente de céréales. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 4 sacs de riz et 2 maïs Elle s’approvisionne à Ouelessebougou et villages environnants et vend ses marchandises à Ouelessebougou, en détail, au comptant et à crédit, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle espère sur un bénéfice mensuel de 25.000FCFA somme qui lui permettra de rembourser le prêt et de réinvestir dans son activité.

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.

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  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 35
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  • $11,450,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD