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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Kadiatou , Abi , Nana , Mariam
The Benkadi Group is made up of four married women living mainly in polygamous households. They have an average age of 39 years and an average of five children. They all live in the neighborhood of Sabalibougou in the district of Bamako. They know one another through ties of vicinity, kinship and their businesses in the Sabalibougou market. The members of the group are merchants with small businesses selling vegetable sauces, clothing, plastic shoes, and firewood. In order to increase their business capital, the group has decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are currently on their first group loan cycle.

Kadiatou (shown in the photo sitting second from the right) sells clothing of all qualities and all ages. She plans to use this loan to buy 50 full sets of clothing for children in the general wholesale market. She then resells her merchandise for cash and on credit in Sabalibougou and by traveling to her clientele, which is composed mainly of women.

With this loan, Kadiatou hopes to earn an average monthly revenue of 40,000 Francs CFA. She will use her income to reinvest in her business and to pay for household necessities. Kadiatou's aim is to purchase a plot of land for her children to live on.
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Le groupe Benkadi est constitué de quatre femmes mariées majoritairement dans des ménages polygamiques. Elles ont en moyenne 39 ans et 5 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans le quartier de Sabalibougou dans le district de Bamako. Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté et de leurs activités génératrices de revenu au marché de Sabalibougou. Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce de condiments, de vêtements, des chaussures en plastiques et du bois de chauffe. Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1ercycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Kadiatou (femme assise en 2ème position de la droite vers la gauche) est une grande vendeuse de vêtements de toutes les qualités et de tous les âges. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 50 complets d’habits pour enfants dans le grand marché en gros. La revente se fait au comptant et crédit à Sabalibougou et en ambulant à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes. Madame Kadiatou espère réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 40 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et assurer les besoins du foyer en produits de première nécessité. Madame Kadiatou a pour ambition d’acheter une parcelle à usage d’habitation pour ses enfants.

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
  • 27
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,494,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 493.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD