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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Rokia , Awa , Gnogo , Anchita , Dialia , Mariam , Tenba
Benkadi group members are married women who average 47 years of age with an average of six children. They live mostly in monogamous families in Kontabougou, one of the villages in the district of Sikasso, 3rd administrative region of Mali.

They are in their first group loan with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution to meet the needs of their clients.

Ms. Tenba, standing in first position from left to right, trades in corn and cowpeas.

She intends to use her loan to buy around 450 kg of corn and 150 kg of cowpea seeds from producers. She and family members will then sell it for cash at retail prices at a fixed emplacement in the market to a clientele composed of men and women.

She expects average monthly profits of 15,000 CFA francs, a portion of which is used to pay the loan and its interest and the remainder for her savings.
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Les membres du groupe BENKADI sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 47 ans, et en moyenne 6 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles monogamiques à KONTABOUGOU un des villages de la commune de Sikasso 3ème région administrative du Mali.
Elles sont à leur premier prêt solidaire avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de satisfaire le besoin de leurs clientèles.
Mme TENBA debout en première position de la gauche vers la droite fait le commerce de grains de maïs et de niébé.
Elle compte acheter avec son prêt environ 450 Kg de grains de maïs et 150 kg de grains de niébé auprès des producteurs qu’elle revendra en détail au marché à une place fixe et en famille à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes au comptant.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 15.000 francs CFA 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
  • 10
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,921,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Group's $725 loan helped a member to buy corn and niebe (cowpea) seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 5, 2013
Listed
Jul 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014