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Bendiya Group
In this Group: Mariam , Assou , Wassa , Sirantou , Maimouna , Djeneba , Fatoumata
The seven members of the Bendiya Group all live in traditional families. The women are, on average, 37 years old and have three children. They all live in the village of Zambougou, in Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through neighbourhood, family and business ties.

The group members are all retailers of food ingredients, prepared meals or cereals. In order to improve their working capital, the women decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso, this will be their second group loan.

Maimouna (sitting on the far right of the photo) sells all sorts of food ingredients in Zambougou village and the surrounding area. She intends to use her loan to buy a large quantity of food ingredients for resale to her customers. She sells mainly to women, on a cash or credit basis.

Maimouna hopes to make an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA, which she will use to help her husband, and improve her working capital. In the future, she hopes to continue working with Soro Yiriwaso.
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Les sept femmes du groupe Bendiya vivent toutes dans des familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 37 ans et 3 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans le village zambougou de Ségou (4ème Région administrative de la Républiques du Mali).
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté, mariage et de leurs activités génératrices de revenu dans le village de zambougou. Elles font le petit commerce, de condiment, de restauration et de grains. Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 2éme cycle du prêt solidaire.
Madame Maimouna (1ére femme assise de la droite vers la gauche dans la photo) est une grande vendeuse de condiment de tout genre dans le village de zambougou et ses environnants. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter une grande quantité suffisante de condiments pour satisfaire de plus en plus la demande clientèle. La vente se fait au comptant et souvent à crédit à une clientèle majoritairement féminine.
Madame Maimouna espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 25 000 FCFA avec ce prêt, qui sera utilisé pour aider son mari et augmenter son fonds de commerce. Elle espère continuer la collaboration avec Soro Yiriwaso.

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
  • 59
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 471.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD