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Benkadi  B Group
In this Group: Adiarata , Anchata , Makoura , Kamissa , Awa , Minata, Aminata , Awa , Safiatou , Satou
The members of the Benkadi B group are married women who on average are 42 years old with five children, all living in polygamous families in N'Golokouna, a village in Sikasso, 3rd administrative region of Mali.

They work with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their fourth loan with the institution, and past loans have been fully repaid.

Mrs. Safiatou is the featured member. She is sitting in second position from right to left in the photo, and she cultivates corn.

With her ​​loan, she intends to pay for plowing, seeds and fertilizer to maintain 0.5 hectares (1.24 acres). After harvest the production is sold at village level and in Sikasso to a clientele composed of men and women.

She expects to achieve an average profit of 65,000 CFA francs per growing season. The profits will enable her to pay off her loan and also help her husband with daily expenses.
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Les membres du groupe BENKADI B sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 42 ans, 5 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à N'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 quatrième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est le maïs avec Mme SAFIATOU assise en deuxième position de la droite vers la gauche sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter le labour, la semence et les engrais pour entretenir 0,5. La production est vendue au niveau du village et à SIKASSO après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 65.000 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

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,150,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 493.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi B Group's $525 loan helped a member pay for plowing, seeds and agricultural inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014