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Benkadi I Group
In this Group: Mayamou, Batoma , Rokia , Adiarra , Chatou , Djenebou
The members of the Benkadi I group are married women with an average age of 27 years and, on average, 2 children. They all live in polygamous families in Toulomadio, one of the villages in Kebila, prefecture of Kolondieba, third administrative region of Mali. They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season and are on their 3rd group loan. The previous loans have been properly repaid.

Mayamou (standing on the the left in the picture) grows groundnuts. She plans to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and to pay the labourers needed to cultivate 2 hectares of farmland. After the harvest, the produce is sold in her village and in Kebila to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make an average profit of 145 500 francs per crop cycle. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also to support her husband with the daily expenses.
Les membres du groupe BENKADI I sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 27ans, 2 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à TOULOMADIO, un des villages de KEBILA, Préfecture de KOLONDIEBA, 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 troisième prêt avec l’institution, les prêt passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est l’arachide avec MAYAMOU 1ère à gauche sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants, la semence et payer les frais de labour pour exploiter 2 hectares.
La production est vendue au niveau du village et à KEBILA après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 145.500FCFA 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
  • 14
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,520,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi I Group's $400 loan helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and to pay labour wages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 24, 2014