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Benkadi I Group
In this Group: Aminata , Bintou , Fatoumata , Gnine , Sanata , Ramata , Koyan , Minata , Koura , Sitan
The ten members of the BENKADI I group are married women who average 25 years of age and four children each. They all live in polygamous families in Komo, a village of Baguineda, in the second administrative region of Mali.

They joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to sustain their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 5th loan cycle with the MFI.

Aminata is a rice farmer, seen sitting first from the left in the photo. She will use her loan to purchase inputs and seeds, and to pay for the plowing of 1.5 hectares.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in the village and at the market to a clientele composed of resellers and consumers. Aminata expects to earn 190,000 FCFA per season.

This profit will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily expenses.
Les 10 membres du groupe BENKADI I sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 25 ans, 4 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à KOMO, un des villages de BAGUINEDA, 2ème 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 cinquième prêt avec l’institution.
La spéculation cultivée est le riz avec AMINATA , 1 ère assise de la gauche vers la droite sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants, des semences et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 1,5 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village et au marché, après la récolte à une clientèle composée de revendeurs et de consommateurs.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice de 190.000FCFA 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
  • $11,524,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi I Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy inputs and seeds, and to pay for plowing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014