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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Safoura , Rokia , Mariam , Saly , Sanata , Safoura
The 6 members of the Benkadi group are primarily married women with an average age of 40 and, on average, 5 children. They mainly live in monogamous families in Médine, one of the popular districts of Sikasso town (3rd administrative region of Mali). This is their 13th loan from the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, requested in order to be able to satisfy their customers' needs.

Safoura is the group member who sells clothing. She is standing on the left of the picture. She plans to use her loan to buy clothing from the wholesalers which she will resell locally at the Médine market to a diverse and varied retail clientèle. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 40 000 francs, part of which will be used to pay off the loan and its interest and part of which will used to build up her savings.
Les six membres du groupe BENKADI sont essentiellement des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 40 ans et en moyenne 5 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles monogamiques à Médine, un des quartiers populaires de la ville de Sikasso (3ème région administrative du Mali.)
Elles sont à leur 13ème prêt avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso dans le souci de satisfaire le besoin de leurs clientèles.
Mme SAFOURA fait le commerce des habits dans ce groupe de femmes. Elle se tient en première position de la gauche vers la droite.
Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter des habits auprès des grossistes et revendra en détail sur place et au marché de Médine, à une clientèle diverse et variée.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 40 000 FCFA dont une partie est utilisée pour payer le prêt et son interêt et l’autre pour son épargne.

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
  • 12
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,173,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Group's $1,825 loan helped a member to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013