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Benkadi 3 Group
In this Group: Korotoumou Saïbou , Fatoumata , Awa , Mawon , Minata Salia , Gnassa , Fatoumata , Fanta , Chata Bourama , Djelika Moumine
The ten members of the Benkadi 3 group are married women, who average 33 years of age an 2 children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Kantela, one of the villages in the Commune of Massigui, Dioïla Prefecture, Koulikoro Region (second administrative region of Mali).

In order to better organize their business as the rainy season begins, they work with Kiva's partner, the microfinance organization Soro Yiriwaso. Their crops include, among others, rice and peanut. They are seeking their fifth loan from Soro Yiriwaso.

With this new loan, Korotoumou (standing in the middle) intends to buy fertilizers and small tools, and to pay the cost of plowing and weeding to maintain about 0.9 hectare of pearl millet and peanut fields.

After the harvest, the production is sold in Massigui to a clientele comprising both men and women. The members of the group intend to turn an average monthly profit of XOF 50'000 (ca US$ 100) during the season.
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Les dix membres du groupe Benkadi 3 sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 33 ans et ont en moyenne 2 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Kantela, un des villages de la commune de Massigui, préfecture de Dioïla, région de Koulikoro, 2ème région administrative du mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso dans le but de pouvoir mieux organiser leurs activités en début d’hivernage. Les spéculations cultivées sont entre autres le riz et l’arachide. Elles sont à leur cinquième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, KOROTOUMOU, qui est debout au milieu, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour et de sarclage pour entretenir environs 0,9 hectare de petit mil et d’arachide.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Massigui après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elles comptent réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 50 000FCFA environs par campagne.

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
  • 450.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 3 Group's $1,175 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers, seeds, herbicide, and small tools, and to pay for plowing and weeding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 6, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012