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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Ami, Ami, Sali, Sétou
Half of the members of the group Benkadi are married and half are single. The average age of the group is 27. The group has on average three children and lives in monogamous families in the district of Torakabougou in Bougouni (the region of Sikasso in the Republic of Mali).

They sell various items (wood carbon, grains, locally manufactured soap, tea, milk and sugar) as their main businesses.

The members of the group Benkadi mainly know each other because of friendship and blood relations. Three years ago, in their search for financial capital to expand the amount of their investments, they decided together to work with Soro Yiriwaso. The group is on its fifth loan and the previous loans have been paid back without difficulties.

With this loan, they hope (as a whole) to purchase: 20 sacks of carbon, 200 kilograms of grains, 2 cartons of soap, 1 sack of powdered sugar, nearby the wholesalers in the market of Bougouni. They make their sales at the market in Torakabougou under the sheds, on top of the slacks and from home, where the neighbors in the district obtain fresh supplies day and night.

The members of Benkadi would like to become wholesalers at the level of Torakabougou, where the population is growing.

Translated from French by Lucia Franzese, Kiva volunteer.

Les membres du groupe Benkadi sont à moitié marié et moitié célibataire ayant une moyenne d’age 27 ans et 3 enfants qui vivent dans des familles monogames au quartier de Torakabougou de Bougouni( Régoin de Sikasso République du Mali. )
Elles ont comme activités principales le commerce d’articles divers(charbon de bois,céréales,savon de fabrication locale,thé lait sucre).
Les membres du gruope Benkadi sont liés par des liens d’amitié et surtout de parenté.
Dans leurs recherches de ressources financières en vue d’aggrandir la taille de leurs investissements elles ont décidé ensemble de nouer un parténariat avec Soro Yiriwaso depuis maintenant 3 ans.Le groupe est à son cinquième pret et les précédents ont été remboursés sans difficultés.
Elles comptent (constituée des stocks) en achetant avec ce pret: 20 sacs de charbon, 200 kg céréales,2 cartons de savon, 1 sac de sucre en poudre auprès des grossistes du grand marché de Bougouni.
Elles effectuent leurs ventes au marché de Torakabougou sous des hangars sur des étales et à domicile ou les voisins du quartier s’y ravitaillent nuit et jour.
Les membres de Benkadi veulent dvenir des grossistes au niveau de Torakabougou ou la population est en nette croissance.

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
  • 3
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,596,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 418.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Group's $500 loan helped a member purchase wood carbon and other various consumption products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009