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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Sali, Sayon, Koura, Setou
Benkadi is a group of the Kototala association in Ouelessebougou. It comprises four women who know each other through family and neighbourhood connections. They are on average 42 years old with four children, and run various activities such as buying and selling condiments and cereals, which is the business run by Setou, sitting first from the right in the photo. They live in large traditional households in Ouelessebougou, in the Kati prefecture (Koulikoro region, Republic of Mali).
They have been involved in small business for several years and are highly sought-after for their work.
With the hope of satisfying the growing needs of their clientele, the group members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program three years ago. They are on their fifth solidarity (group) loan.
Setou, who is the group's president and very well known in Ouelessebougou, excels in her business of selling cereals. She intends to use her loan to buy two sacks of locally produced rice and one sack of maize. She gets her supplies in Ouelessebougou and the neighbouring towns, and sells her goods in Ouelessebougou at retail, in cash and on credit to a clientele composed of men and women.
She hopes to earn a monthly profit of 23,000 FCFA, a sum that will allow her to repay the loan and reinvest in her business.
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, 4 enfants et mènent différentes activités telles l’achat vente de condiments et de céréales et à l’image de SETOU qui est la première personne assise de la droite vers la gauche 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 cinquième prêt solidaire.
SETOU, qui est la présidente du groupe et très connue à OUELESSEBOUGOU et excelle dans la vente de céréales. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 2 sacs de riz de production locale et de 1 sac de maïs. Elle s’approvisionne à OUELESSEBOUGOU et dans les 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 23.000FCFA 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.

About Mali

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,619,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD