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Benkadi B Group
In this Group: Fatoumata , Alimata, Maimouna , Bansso , Awa , Adiarratou , Rokiatou , Korotoumou , Assetou , Maminata Amidou
The members of Benkadi B group are married women, who average 32 years of age, with six children each, and who all live in polygamous families in Golokouna, one of the villages in Sikasso, Mali's third administrative region.

They have been collaborating with the micro-finance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, in order to carry on their farming activities during the winter season. They are on their second loan from the institution and the previous loan was repaid in full.

Fatoumata, who is standing in the middle of the photo, farms sorghum. With her loan she is planning to pay for labor costs and buy fertilizers for 1.5 hectars of land. Once harvested, the crop is sold in the village and at Sikasso's market to a customer base made up of men and women.

She is expecting to make an average profit of 200,000FCFA per season. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.
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Les membres du groupe BENKADI B sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 32 ans, 6 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à GOLOKOUNA, 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 deuxième prêt avec l’institution et le prêt passé a été bien remboursé.
La spéculation cultivée est le sorho avec FATOUMATA debout au milieu.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter le labour et les engrais pour entretenir 1,5 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 200.000 FCFA 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
  • 8
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,612,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 523.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD