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Benkelema 4 Group
In this Group: Kadiatou , Batoma , Assatou , Sitan , Mariam , Gnele , Mariam, Oumou
The members of the group called Benkelema 4 are married women with an average age of 43 and on average, four children, and all live in polygamous families in Konona, one of the villages of the community of Dambela in the third administrative region of Mali, Sikasso.

They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso so as to succeed in their agricultural activities during this rainy season. They are on their sixth loan with the institution, the prior loans having been correctly reimbursed. The crop cultivated is maize in the case of Assatou, standing in the middle. With her loan she expects to buy farm inputs and seeds to maintain one hectare. The produce is sold right in the village, in the markets of Sikasso, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women.

Assatou expects to make a profit of 175,000 F CFA per season. This profit will permit her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with daily expenses.
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Les membres du groupe BENKELEMA 4 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 43 ans, 4 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à Konona, un des villages de la commune de Dambela dans 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 sixième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est le maïs avec Assatou debout au milieu.
Avec son prêt, elle compte des intrants et de semences agricoles pour entretenir 1 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village, aux marché des SIKASSO après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 175.000 francs CFA 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
  • 5
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,619,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 480.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD