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Benkadi I Group
In this Group: Djeneba Waraza , Sanata Alassane , Rokia Seydou Djan, Mariam Solomane, Mamou Danzeni , Setou Drissa , Aramatou Sidiki , Mineta Lassine , Korotoumou Loutan , Rokia Malick
The 10 members of the Benkadi I group are married women who on average are 53 years old with three children. They all live in traditional families in Tionsso, one of the villages of Koutiala, the 3rd 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 in their fourth loan with the institution, and past loans have been fully repaid.

The featured member is Rokia, who cultivates rice, and is seen standing second from the right in the photo.
With her ​​loan, she intends to buy inputs, seeds, small agricultural equipment and pay the labor to maintain one hectare (2.5 acres).

After harvest, the crop will be sold at the village market, to a clientele composed of men and women.
She expects to make a profit of 85,000 FCFA by the end of the season.

This profit will enable her to pay off her loan and also help her husband with daily expenses.
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Les 10 membres du groupe Benkadi I sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 53 ans, 3 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles traditionnelles à Tionsso, un des villages de Koutiala, 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 quatrième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est le riz avec Rokia, 2 ème debout de la droite vers la gauche sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants, des semences, des petits matériels agricoles et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 1 hectare.
La production sera vendue au niveau du village et au marché, après la récolte, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice de 85.000FCFA en fin de 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
  • $11,527,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 513.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi I Group's $1,400 loan helped a member pay for tillage, seeds, agricultural inputs, farm machinery and the cost of weeding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2014