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Benkadi I Group
In this Group: Dounaba , Hawa , Waraba , Noumou , Adiarra , Gnele, Djelika , Adiarra , Afou, Djossoun
The ten members of the group "BENKADI I" are married women who average 33 years of age and five children each. They live for the most part in polygamous families in Bantonan, a village in Rural Commune of Banco, Prefecture of Dioïla, Region of Koulikoro.

The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of being able to organize their work better at the start of the rainy season. The crops grown include rice, peanuts, and beans. They are on their second collaboration with the institution.

With this new loan, ADIARRA, who is the first person sitting from the right, plans on buying farm inputs and sundry equipment and paying for plowing to maintain about 0.5 hectare of rice and of beans.

After the harvests, the produce is sold in the cities of Banco, N’Golobougou, and Dioïla to a customer base composed of men and women. ADIARRA plans on making an average profit of about 75,000 francs CFA per planting.
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Les dix membres du BENKADI I sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 33 ans et ont en moyenne 5 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Bantonan, un des villages de la commune rurale de Banco, préfecture de Dioïla, région de Koulikoro, 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, l’arachide et le haricot. Elles sont à leur deuxième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, ADIARRA première personne à partir de la droite dans le rang des assises, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 0,5 hectare de riz et de haricot.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Banco, N’Golobougou et Dioïla après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 75 000F CFA 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

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,780,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 524.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi I Group's $625 loan helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding, and sundry equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 13, 2012
Listed
Aug 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013