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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Kankou , Sitan , Saran , Nah , Fatoumata
The Benkadi Group consists of five women who are mostly married and live in polygamous households. They have an average age of 40 and five children. They all live in Daoudabougou one of the neighborhood in Bamako. They met through family and neighborhood ties and their income-generating businesses. The group members sell plastic shoes, precooked fonio, and millet flour. To restock their inventory for sale, the group members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan. Ms. Kankou (sitting at the far left of the photo) enjoys a good reputation for the sale of tomatoes. She plans to use her loan to buy four bins of tomatoes. She buys her supplies in Medine and resells for cash and credit as a traveling saleswoman and sometimes by preorder to a clientele of mostly women. Ms. Kankou expects to earn an average monthly profit of 40,000 FCFA that will be used to pay for the education and healthcare of her children.
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Constitué de cinq (5) femmes, les membres du groupe Benkadi sont majoritairement mariés dans des ménages polygamiques. Elles ont une moyenne d’âge 40 ans et 5 enfants. Elles habitent toutes à Daoudabougou l’un des quartiers de Bamako. Elles se sont connues à travers des liaisons de parenté, de voisinage et de leurs activités génératrices de revenu. Les membres du groupe font la vente des chaussures en plastic, du fonio précuit et de la farine de mil. Dans le souci de constituer leurs stocks de vente, les membres du groupe ont décidé de faire recours à Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1èr cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Kankou (femme assise à l’extrême gauche sur la photo) a une bonne réputation dans la vente de condiments (tomates). Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 4 corbeilles de tomates. Elles s’approvisionnent en condiments à Médine. La revente se fait au comptant ou à crédit en ambulant et parfois par commande à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes. Madame Kankou compte réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 40.000 FCFA par mois, qui sera utilisé, pour assurer la scolarisation et les soins de santé des enfants.

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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.


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  • $1,100
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