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Benkadi Group
In this Group: Djawari , Fatoumata , Alimata, Lala , Binta
The Benkadi group is made up of married women with an average age of 40 and, on average, 5 children. They all live in traditional families in the village of N'Dinkoro, Kerela commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each via family and neighbourly relationships and friendships. They sell smoked fish, onions, tea and flans ("galettes"). The women of the Benkadi group are on their 2nd group loan. They are turning to Soro Yiriwaso in order to be able to satisfy their high customer demand.

Binta, the women standing on the far right, did not get an education. She now sells smoked fish. She is planning to buy 2 boxes of smoked fish from the wholesalers in Konobougou. She makes her sales from her home, for cash, to a varied retail clientèle. She expects to make a monthly profit of 25 000 francs which will be reinvested in her business.
Le groupe BENKADI est composé de femmes mariées elles ont en moyenne 40 ans et 5 enfants. Elles vivent toutes dans des familles traditionnelles dans le village de N’DINKORO, commune de KERELA préfecture de Dioïla, Région de Koulikoro (deuxième région administrative de la République du Mali).
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de voisinage et d’amitié. Elles font le commerce de poisson fumé, d’oignon, de the et de la galette. Les femmes du groupe BENKADI sont à leur deuxième prêt solidaire. Dans le but de satisfaire la demande énorme de leurs clientèles, elles font recours à SORO YIRIWASO. La cliente BINTA la première personne à partir de la droite n’est pas instruite, elle est actuellement vendeuse de poisson fumé. Elle compte acheter 2 cartons de poisson fumé chez les grossistes à Konobougou. La vente se fait en en détaille et en espèce chez elle a une clientèle mixte. Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice de 25 000Fcfa par mois, qui sera réinjecté dans l’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.

About Mali

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,494,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 477.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD