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Benkadi 4 Group
In this Group: Aby , Afou, Tenin, Marietou, Fatoumata, Aoua
The six members of the group BENKADI 4 are married women who average 28 years of age and 2 children each. Most of them live in traditional families in TANAKABOUGOU, a village located in the Sikasso circle (3rd administrative region of Mali).

They joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to sustain their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 3rd collaboration with the MFI.
All past loans were correctly repaid.

Mrs. MARIETOU grows groundnuts. She is the group member standing first from the left in the photo. She will use her loan to buy one 50-kg sack of fertilizer and one jug of herbicide, and to pay for the plowing needed to maintain 0.5 hectare of farmland.

After the harvest, the crops will be sold in the village, in Sikasso, to a clientele consisting of men and women, cash or credit.

Mrs. Marietou expects to earn an average profit of 73,000 FCFA per campaign. She will use part of her profits to repay her loan and the interest, and the remainder to help her husband with the household’s day-to-day expenses.
Les 6 membres du groupe BENKADI 4 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 28 ans et ont en moyenne 2 enfants et vivant la plupart dans des familles traditionnelles à TANAKABOUGOU un village dans le cercle 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 troisième prêt de campagne avec l’institution de microfinance soro yiriwaso, les prêts antérieurs ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est l’arachide avec madame MARIETOU débout à la première position de la gauche vers la droite sur la photo dans ce groupe de femme BENKADI 4.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter 1 sac de 50 kg d’engrais, 1 bidon d’herbicide, payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 0,5 hectare.
Après la récolte la production est vendue au niveau du village, à SIKASSO à une clientèle composée d’homme et de femme au comptant et à crédit.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 73 000 FCFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer d’une part son prêt et son intérêt et d’autre part aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes de la famille.

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
  • 3
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,596,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 480.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 4 Group's $625 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer and herbicide, and to cover the cost of plowing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 23, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2015