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Benkadi 8 Group
In this Group: Matou , Mah , Minata Moussa , Minata Kassoum , Kadiatou , Fatoumata , Yassa , Assitan , Hariatou
The nine members of the Benkadi 8 group are married women, on average 43 years old with four children. Most live in polygamous families in Nangola, one of the villages in the Dioïla Prefecture of the Koulikouro region, which belongs to the 2nd administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso MFI to better organise their activities at the start of the winter campaign. The crops they speculate on are ground nuts and millet, among others. This is their fifth campaign loan, and all previous loans were well reimbursed.

With this new loan, Mah F. intends to buy seedlings and fertiliser before prices increase, small farming equipment and pay labor costs to cultivate 4 hectares (approx. 10 acres).

The crops are sold after harvest in Nangola and the adjoining area, and in the town of Dioïla, to both men and women customers.

Whereas the other group members hope for an average profit of 40,000 FCFA per campaign, Mah hopes to attain 50,000 FCFA. The women of the Benkadi 8 group place all their trust in the successful progress of this winter campaign, with help from Soro Yiriwaso.
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Les neuf membres du groupe Benkadi 8 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 43 ans et 4 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Nangola un des villages de la préfecture de Dioïla, région de Koulikoro, 2ème région administrative du Mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso dans le but de pouvoir mieux organiser leurs activités en début d’hivernage.
Les spéculations cultivées sont entre autres l’arachide et le petit mil.
Elles sont à leur cinquième prêt de campagne et tous les prêts précédents ont été bien remboursés.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, Mah F. compte acheter les intrants avant la hausse des prix, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 4 hectares.
Les productions seront vendues au niveau du village de Nangola et environnants et dans la ville de Dioïla après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Tandis que les autres membres du groupe comptent réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 40.000FCFA par campagne, Mah espère réaliser 50.000 FCFA.
Les femmes du groupe Benkadi 8 portent toute leur confiance pour le bon déroulement de la campagne hivernale avec l’aide de Soro Yiriwaso.

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
  • 56
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 8 Group's $825 loan helped a member seedlings and fertiliser, small farming equipment and labor costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 31, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011