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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Djeneba , Abi, Assetou , Fatoumata O, Mariam, Alima , Lala
Mostly married into traditional families and having an average age of 47 and six children, the seven women of this Benkadi group all live in the Bougoula Hamlet area of the town of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali.) They met through bonds of kinship and neighborhood and through their professional activities. They sell soap. rice and make and sell 'soumbala' (a local condiment). Wishing to grow their working capital, the members of the group joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their twelfth solidarity loan.

Madame Lala, standing, first person from left to right, intends to use her loan to buy 400 kg of potatoes and five baskets of 30 kg of soumbala. She buys her wares right in Bougoula and then sells her goods to a clientele composed of men and women.

With this loan, Madame Lala expects to make an average monthly profit of 50,000 F CFA which will be used to reinvest in her business and pay for certain needs for her household.
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Mariées majoritairement dans des familles traditionnelles avec une moyenne d’âge de 47 ans et 6 enfants, les sept femmes du groupe BENKADI habitent toutes dans le quartier Bougoula hameau de la ville de Sikasso (3ème Région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de voisinage et de leurs activités professionnelles.
Elles font de la vente de savon, de riz, de la fabrication et vente de soumbala.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe intègrent Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 12ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame LALA, debout en première position de la gauche vers la droite, compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 400 kg de pomme de terre, 5 paniers de 30 kg de soumbala. Elle s’approvisionne sur place à Bougoula et ensuite fait la vente à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Madame LALA compte réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 50.000 francs CFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et prendre en charge certains besoins du foyer

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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.

About Mali

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD