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Benkadi Iv Group
In this Group: Awa , Aminata , Mariam , Kadiatou , Sali , Bintou , Oumou
The seven members of the Benkadi IV group are married women with an average age of 34 and an average of 3 children. For the most part, they live in polygamous families in Ladjibougou, one of the villages in the Dioïla prefecture, in the Koulikoro region, the second administrative region of Mali.
They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their rainy season activities.
They grow rice, pearl millet, peanuts, and beans. They are on their second seasonal loan and have repaid their previous loan in full.
With this new loan, Kadiatou D. plans on buying fertilizer, small farming equipment, and paying for the labor costs involved in maintaining approximately 1 hectare of peanuts.
The harvested goods are sold in Dioïla and Massigui to a client base made up of both men and women.
Kadiatou hopes to make a profit of approximately 20,000 francs CFA by the end of the season.
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Les sept membres du groupe Benkadi IV sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 34 ans et en moyenne 3 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Ladjibougou, 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 par les membres du groupe sont le riz, le petit mil, l’arachide et le haricot. Elles sont à leur deuxième prêt de campagne et le prêt précédent a été bien remboursé.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, KADIATOU D. compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 1 hectare d’arachide.
La production est vendue au niveau de la ville de Dioïla et Massigui après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
KADIATOU compte réaliser un bénéfice de 20.000FCFA environ en fin de campagne.

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
  • 53
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 509.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Iv Group's $550 loan helped a member labor, fertilizer, and small farming equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 15, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011