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Benkadi 5 Group
In this Group: Sanata Abdoulaye , Tjifouanka Diakalia Souroun , Tjibleni Meme , Abi Diallo, Korotoumou Kalifa , Tjidogo Kalifa , Tintio Creyim , Kafogo Yacouba , Sanata M’Pèrè , Fanta Sounkala
Members of the Benkadi 5 group are married women who on average are 40 years old with three children, all living in polygamous families in Zerlaba, one of the villages of Sikasso, third administrative region of Mali.

They work with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to help carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their eighth loan with the institution, and past loans have been fully repaid.

Abi grows peanuts, and is the first sitting from right to left in the photo. With her loan, she intends to buy inputs and seeds to cultivate 1 hectare (approximately 2.5 acres).

After harvest, the crop is sold at village level and at the Sikasso market, to both men and women customers.

She expects to make an average profit of 160,000 FCFA per crop. The profits will enable her to pay off her loan and also to help her husband with daily expenses.
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Les membres du groupe BENKADI 5 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 40 ans, 3 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à ZERLABA, un des villages 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 huitième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est : l’arachide avec Abi, première assise de la droite vers la gauche sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants et la semence pour entretenir : 1 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village, au marché de SIKASSO après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 160.000FCFA 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
  • 33
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,450,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 512.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD