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Benkoro Group
In this Group: Rokia , Niagale , Minata , Fatoumata, Sitan, Djeneba
The Benkoro group, is a member of the Faida de Dongorona association. It is composed of six women who became acquainted through family and neighbourhood contacts. They are of an average age of 30 and married with about five children each. They run various businesses such as condiment selling and catering like Rokia who is the third person standing, looking from left to right in the photo. They live in big traditional families in Dongorona in Kati prefecture (Koulikoro region, Mali republic)
They have been running their small businesses for several years and are very much in demand for their commerce.
In order to satisfy growing customer demand, the members of the group decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso micro credit institution a year ago. This is their first solidarity loan.
Rokia, who is the president of the group, is well known in Dongorona. She plans to use her loan to purchase food condiments, onion, cabbage and meat for her catering business. She buys her stock in Bamako and locally from wholesalers, and sells her preparations retail in Dongorona, for cash and for credit to a clientele of both men and women.
She hopes to make a monthly profit of 20.000FCFA which would enable her to pay back her loan and reinvest in her business.
BENKORO est un groupe de l’association FAIDA de DONGORONA. Il regroupe 6 femmes qui se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté et de voisinage. Elles ont une moyenne d’âge de 30 ans. Mariées avec en moyenne cinq enfants, elles mènent différentes activités telles l’achat vente de condiment et de la restaurant à l’image de ROKIA qui est la troisième personne debout de la gauche vers la droite de la photo. Elles vivent dans des grandes familles traditionnelles à DONGORONA 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 un an. Elles sont à leur premier prêt solidaire.
ROKIA, qui est la présidente du groupe et très connue à DONGORONA et compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter de condiments alimentaires, oignon, choux et viande pour sa restauration. Elle s’approvisionne à Bamako et sur place auprès des grossistes et vend ses aliments à DONGORONA, en détail, au comptant et à crédit, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle espère sur un bénéfice mensuel de 20.000FCFA somme qui lui permettra de rembourser le prêt et de réinvestir dans son activité.

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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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