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Benkadi 1 Group
In this Group: Nassoun , Assan , Tintio , Natogoma , Safiatou , Karidia, Tassini , Fatoumata , Moussokoura , Fatoumata
The ten members of the Benkadi 1 group are married women. They are, on average, 37 years old and have three children, and all live in traditional families in Niantanso, one of the villages of the third administrative region of Mali (Sikasso).
They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better carry out their agricultural activities during the winter.
They are on their 7th agricultural loan with the institution and all the previous loans have been properly repaid.
They plan, among other things, to grow peanuts, rice, and sweet peas, as does Moussokoura, the first person sitting to the left in the photo. With her loan, she plans to buy fertilizer and to pay the labor costs necessary to maintain one hectare.
The produce is sold in the villages after the harvest to male and female customers.
She plans to make an average monthly profit of 150,000 FCFA per field.
This income will allow her to pay off the loan and also to help her husband with daily expenses.
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Les dix membres du groupe Benkadi 1 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 37 ans et 3 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles traditionnelles à NIANTANSO, un des villages de la 3ème région administrative du Mali (SIKASSO).
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage.
Elles sont à leur septième prêt de campagne agricole avec l’institution et tous les prêts précédents ont été correctement remboursés.
Les spéculations cultivées sont entre autre: l’arachide, le riz et le pois sucré avec MOUSSOKOURA 1ère personne à gauche de la photo position assise. Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants et payer les frais de labours pour entretenir 1 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 150 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

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,945,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 1 Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to pay labor costs and to buy fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 26, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014