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Benkelema I Group
In this Group: Chitan , Mariam , Bintou , Oumou, Awa , Diata , Fanta , Saly , Fanta , Marietou
The ten members of the group BENKELEMA I are married women who, on average, are 40-years old and have 5 children. Most of them live in polygamous families in SOKOURANI, one of the villages in the commune of KADIOLO in the Sikasso prefecture (3rd administrative region of Mali). They work in collaboration with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance organization to carry out their agricultural activities during the winter. This is their fourth time collaborating with the organization, and past loans were repaid without incident.
The crops cultivated are peanuts (by CHITAN T.), corn and beans.
With the new loan, CHITAN T. will purchase planting supplies and small farming tools to maintain 2 hectares.
The crops are sold in the village to both male and female customers at the KADIOLO and ZEGOUA markets.
Once the crop year is over, she hopes to make an average profit of 150.000 FCFA, which will be used to pay for the children’s tuition fees and the family’s healthcare expenses.
Les dix membres du groupe BENKELEMA I sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 40 ans, 5 enfants et vivant la plupart dans des familles polygames à SOKOURANI un des villages de la commune de KADIOLO préfecture de Sikasso (3ème région administrative du Mali).
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage. Elles sont à leur quatrième collaborations avec l’institution, les prêts passés se sont bien dénoués.
Les spéculations cultivées sont : l’arachide (par CHITAN T.), le maïs et le haricot.
Avec son nouveau prêt, CHITAN T. compte acheter des intrants et les petits matériels pour entretenir 2 Hectares.
La production est vendue au niveau du village, au marché de KADIOLO et de ZEGOUA après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 150.000FCFA après la campagne, qui sera utilisé pour soutenir les frais de scolarité des enfants et les soins de santé de la familles.

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
  • 5
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,609,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 549.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkelema I Group's $1,700 loan helped a member purchase of planting supplies and small farming tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 15, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 16, 2011