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Benkadi  3 Group
In this Group: Alimata Seydou , Diaratou , Sali Youssouf , Mamou Ousmane , Batio , Waraba , Tjible, Nasseta , Nasseta , Minata Salia
The ten members of Group Benkadi 3 are married women who are on average 42 years old with four children. Most live in polygamous families in Zerlaba, one of the villages of Pimperna Township in Sikasso prefecture (Mali's third administrative region).
They collaborate with the micro-finance organization Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their seventh loan, previous loans having been successfully repaid.
The crops they grow for profit include tomatoes and jakatou for Alimata, the second standing woman from the right of the picture. With her loan, she intends on paying plowing costs and buying fertilizers and seeds to cultivate 1.2 acres.
After the harvest, productions are sold at the village level and at the market in Sikasso to a clientele composed of men and women. She plans on making an average benefit of 65,500 FCFA per cultivation cycle. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband with daily expenses.
She wishes to maintain this collaboration with Soro Yiriwaso to make the most of her cultivation space and to increase her profit.
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Les dix membres du groupe BENKADI 3 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 42ans, 4 enfants et vivant la plupart dans des familles polygames à ZERLABA, un des villages de la commune de PIMPERNA dans la 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 septième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
Les spéculations cultivées sont : la tomate et le jakatou avec ALIMATA 2ème à droite position debout de la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte payer les frais de labour, acheter des intrants et les semences pour entretenir : 0.5hectare.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau du village et au marché de SIKASSO après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 65.500FCFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer son prêt et aussi d’aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes.
Elle souhaite entretenir cette collaboration avec Soro Yiriwaso afin d’ exploiter au mieux son espace cultural pour en tirer plus de gains.

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
  • 30
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,463,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 455.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 3 Group's $2,050 loan helped a member to pay plowing costs and buy agricultural inputs (fertilizers, seeds...).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 20, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011