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Benkadi 4 Group
In this Group: Maminata , Ramatou , Mata , Sarantou, Salimata
The 5 members of Benkadi 4 are married women with an average age of 28, and an average of 2 children each. They live with their husbands and children in N'gona, which is about 40 km from Niena, in the Sikasso region, third administrative region of the Republic of Mali.

These ladies are on their 5th loan cycle with micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, which will allow them to meet their need for production and agricultural intrants. The previous loans were all fully repaid.

The women grow corn, rice, ground nuts, okra, etc. Maminata plans to use her loan to buy one sack of urea, 2 sacks of complex fertilizer, and the rest will be used to pay for plowing and hoeing costs. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 to 35,000 CFA francs which will be used for the family's daily expenses.
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Les 5 membres de BENKADI 4 sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 28 ans, et ont en moyenne 2 enfants. EIles vivent avec leurs maries et leurs enfants à N'gona, un situé à environ 40 km de la ville de NIENA région de Sikasso, 3ème région administrative du Mali.
Ces clientes sont à leur cinquième cycle de prêt de campagne avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de satisfaire le besoin en moyen de production et intrant agricole. Les prêts antérieurs ont été remboursés avec satisfaction.
Ce groupe de femme fait la culture du maïs, du riz, d’arachide, de gombo etc
MAMINATA compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 1 sac d’urée, 2 sacs de complexe céréale et le reste comme frais de labour et de sarclage. Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 20.000 FCFA à 35 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour 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
  • 56
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 456.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 4 Group's $325 loan helped a member to buy agricultural intrants and pay for plowing costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 11, 2011
Jun 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 5, 2012