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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Haya , Aminata , Mama , Batoma , Dado
The Benkadi Group is largely made up of monogamous women. On average, they are 39 years old and have three children. They all live in Sabalibougou, a neighborhood in Bamako, and met through neighborhood ties.

The group members sell incense, legumes, telephones, and clothing. With the goal of increasing their available stock, the group members decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second group loan cycle.

Mrs. Haya (the woman seated at far right in the photo) has an excellent reputation in the sale of the best quality incense. She plans to use her loan to purchase four boxes of cologne, six kilograms of magnonkissèni [a type of nut or seed], and seven bottles of good quality perfume. This product is thus made with the perfect scents and is ready to be sold in Sabalibougou and door-to-door to a customer base made up mainly of women.

Mrs. Haya hopes to see an average monthly profit of 90,000 CFA francs from this loan, which will be reinvested in the business. Her goal for this relationship with Soro Yiriwaso is to purchase a plot of residential land.
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Le groupe Benkadi est majoritairement composé de femmes monogames. Elles ont en moyenne 39 ans et 3 enfants. Elles habitent toutes à Sabalibougou l’un des quartiers de Bamako et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage. Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce d’encens, de légumes, de téléphones et de vêtements. Dans le but de constituer leurs stocks de vente, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 2ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Haya (femme assise à l’extrême droite sur la photo) a une grande réputation dans la vente d’encens de meilleures qualités. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 4 cartons d’eau de Cologne, 6kg de magnonkissèni, et 7 bouteilles de parfums de qualité au grand marché de Bamako. Pour faire de l’encens, on imbibe le magnonkissèni dans l’eau de Cologne pendant au moins 2 semaines puis on l’assaisonne avec des parfums. Ce produit ainsi obtenu avec des odeurs impeccables est prête à la vente en détails et à crédits à Sabalibougou et en ambulant à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes. Madame Haya espère réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 90 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité. Elle a pour objectif d’acheter un lot à usage d’habitation dans cette relation avec Soro Yiriwaso.

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
  • 14
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,520,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 474.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD