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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Ami , Sitan , Aminata , Kadidiatou , Aïchata A , Batoma
Married and mostly living in polygamous families, the six women in the group Benkadi are on average 32 years old and have 3 children. They all live in the Sébougou neighborhood in the town of Ségou and met through neighborhood and family ties. They buy and sell bed sheets, bedspreads, children's clothing, condiments and sugars. Concerned with getting a fresh supply of cash, the members of the group got to know Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 7th loan cycle in solidarity.

Ami (the woman standing in the 1st position in the photo from left to right) is a great seller of curtains, sheets and bedspreads of all kinds. She plans to use her loan to buy 25 bed sheets and around 10 curtains. She resupplies herself in merchandise at the large market of Bamako. The resale is done retail for cash and credit to a clientèle made up mostly of women, from home and as an itinerant saleswoman. With this loan, Ami hopes to make an average monthly profit of 75,000 FCFA which will be reinvested in her business and used to take care of certain needs of the home. She has the goal of buying land to use for housing.
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Mariées majoritairement dans des familles polygamiques, les six femmes du groupe Benkadi ont en moyenne 32 ans et 3 enfants. Elles habitent toutes au quartier Sébougou dans la ville de Ségou et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage et de parenté. Elles font l’achat et la vente des draps de lit, couvre lits, habits d’enfants, des condiments et des sucres. Dans le souci de se ravitailler au comptant, les membres du groupe ont connu Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 7ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Ami (femme debout en 1ère position sur la photo de la gauche vers droite) est une grande vendeuse de rideaux de draps et des couvres lits de toutes sortes. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 25 draps de lit et une dizaine de rideau. Elle se ravitaille en marchandises au grand marché de Bamako. La revente se fait en détails au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes, à domicile et en ambulant. Avec ce prêt, Ami espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 75 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et prendre en charge certains besoins du foyer. Elle a pour objectif d’acheter un terrain à usage d’habitation.

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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
  • 28
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,463,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD