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Benkadi 1 Group
In this Group: Sitan , Fanta , Raba , Sitan , Assan , Ata , Djènèba , Tata , Rokia , Bintou
Predominantly married into polygamous families, the ten members of the group Benkadi 1 of Bènèbougou are 41 years old and have 3 children, on average. They all live in the village of Bènèbougou in the rural commune of Pelengana in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of Mali). They know one another through their marital, parentage and neighborhood ties. With the goal of increasing their cultivable land, they appealed to Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 2nd farm loan. Crops like millet, fonio (a species of millet from Mali), and black-eyed peas will be cultivated by the members of the group. Mrs. Sitan Dembélé expects to use her loan to buy 3 bags of complex fertilizer and 4 axes, and to recruit the manual labor needed for the labor and hoeing activities in the fields. She gets fresh agricultural supplies at the big market in Ségou, and the manual labor from the association of young people and women in the village. She expects to produce 10 bags of millet, 6 bags of fonio, 2 bags of black-eyed peas and to make boots with the tops of the black-eyed pea plants from her 3 hectare cultivable area. She will use a part of what is produced herself, while the rest will be sold with the boots to care for the health needs and schooling costs of her children. Mrs. Sitan Dembélé, like the other women of the group, also wants to assure the village's self-sufficiency in providing food.
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Mariées majoritairement dans des familles polygames, les dix membres du groupe Benkadi 1 de Bènèbougou ont en moyenne 41 ans et 3 enfants. Elles vivent toutes dans le village de Bènèbougou dans la commune rurale de Pelengana dans la région de Ségou (4ème région administrative du Mali). Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de mariage, de voisinage et de parenté.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs superficies de culture, elles ont fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 2ème cycle de prêt de campagne.
Des spéculations comme le mil, le fonio et le niébé seront cultivées par les membres du groupe.
Madame Sitan Dembélé compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 3 sacs de complexe céréale, 4 dabas et recruter la main d’œuvre pour les activités de labour et de sarclage dans ses champs. Elle se ravitaille en intrants agricoles au grand marché de Ségou, en main d’œuvre avec l’association des jeunes et des femmes du village.
Elle compte produire 10 sacs de mil, 6 sacs de fonio, 2 sacs de niébé et faire des bottes avec des fanes de niébé sur sa surface de culture de 3 hectares. Une partie de la production est auto consommée tandis que le reste est vendu avec les bottes pour prendre en charge les soins de santé et les frais de scolarisation des enfants.
Madame Sitan Dembélé à l’image des autres femmes du groupe a pour objectif d’assurer l’auto suffisance alimentaire dans le village.

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
  • 32
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,522,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 1 Group's $1,525 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers (complex fertilizers), small tools (axes), and to hire manual labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 13, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011