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Benkadi 3 Group
In this Group: Mafing , Kolokele , Mariam , Korotoumou , Madeni , Diby , Djaba
The seven members of the Benkadi 3 group are married women, who average 26 years of age with two children each; they all live in polygamous families in Komo, one of the villages in Tiele in Mali's second administrative region. They collaborate with the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, so that they can carry out their farming activities successfully during the winter season. They are on their sixth seasonal loan with the institution.

Mafing, who is sitting on the far right of the photo, grows groundnut and rice. With her loan she is planning to buy inputs and seeds and also pay for labor to maintain two hectares of land. Once harvested, the produce is sold in Tiele to a customer base made up of retailers and consumers.

She is expecting to make an average profit of 190,000FCFA per season. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help out her husband with the daily outgoings.
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Les 7 membres du groupe BENKADI 3 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 26 ans, 2 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à KOMO, un des villages de TIELE, 2ème 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 sixième prêt de campagne avec l’institution.
La spéculation cultivée est l’arachide et le riz avec MAFING, 1ère personne assise de la droite vers la gauche sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants, des semences et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 2 hectares.
La production est vendue au niveau de TIELE, après la récolte à une clientèle composée de revendeurs et de consommateurs.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 190.000FCFA 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
  • 33
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,450,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 481.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Benkadi 3 Group's $1,100 loan helped a member to pay for labor and the purchase of inputs and seeds.
84% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015