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Benkadi  2 Group
In this Group: Mariam , Afou , Adiaratou , Anchata , Fatoumata, Sitan , Djenebou , Diaratou , Wari , Afou
The ten members of the Benkadi 2 group are married women, on average 35 years old with 3 children, and live mostly in polygamous households in Kena, one of the towns in the district of Nantien in the Sikasso Prefecture, the 3rd administrative region of Mali.
They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to properly manage their agricultural activities during the rainy season.
They are on their sixth loan with the institution, and all the previous loans were repaid properly.
Mariam, standing all the way on the left in the photo, grows rice, peanuts, and tiger peas.
With this loan, she intends to pay for labour costs and buy agricultural inputs and seeds to maintain 0.5 hectares of land.
The produce is sold throughout the town and at the Sikasso market after the harvest to a clientele composed of men and women.
She intends to realize an average profit of 35,000 FCFA for the season.
This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also help her husband provide for the family.
Les dix membres du groupe BENKADI 2 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 35ans, 3enfants et vivant la plupart dans des familles polygames à KENA, un des villages de la commune de NANTIEN 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 sixième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
Les spéculations cultivées sont : le riz, de l’arachide et du pois sucré avec MARIAM 1ère à gauche position debout de la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte payer les frais de labour, acheter des intrants et les semences pour entretenir : 0.5 hectare.
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 35.000FCFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer son prêt et aussi d’aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes.

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
  • 13
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,527,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 461.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 2 Group's $1,250 loan helped a member to pay for labour and to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 14, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 11, 2012