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Benkadi  Ii Group
In this Group: Maimouna S , Minata , Mariam , Biba , Alima , Raissa, Seguetan , Batoma , Chata Katale , Thereze
The Benkadi II group consists of 10 married women, who live in the village of Niazekan in Kimparana, former San district in Segou region (Mali's fourth administrative region). They live in traditional families. They are on average 41 years old with at least 6 children. They grow groundnuts. In order to make their farms more profitable, the Benkadi II group of Niazekan decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program four years ago. Having correctly repaid previous loans, they are ready for a fourth agricultural loan.
Seguetan's current loan will be used to buy sufficient quantities of groundnut seeds, small materials and agricultural inputs at the general market in Kimparana. After wintering, crops are stored for some time to gain value before being retailed for cash at the general market in Kimparana and at surrounding markets, retail or (often) wholesale, to customers usually coming from big cities.
After selling their agricultural products, group members plan on making an average profit of 13,000 to 160,000 FCFA each, to be used for loan interest repayment and family daily expenditures.
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Constitué de 10 femmes toutes mariées, les membres du groupe BENKADI II vivent dans le village de NIAZEKAN de KIMPARANA de l’ex cercle de SAN région de SÉGOU quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali. Elles vivent dans des familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 41 ans et au moins 6 enfants.
Elles cultivent de l’arachide. Dans le souci de rentabiliser leurs exploitations agricoles, les membres du groupe BENKADI II de NIAZEKAN ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso il y a 4 ans. Après avoir correctement remboursé les prêts précèdent elles sont quatrième prêts de campagne.
Le prêt actuel de SEGUETAN sera utilisé pour acheter, une quantité suffisante de semences d’arachide, des petits matériels et des intrants agricoles, au grand marché de KIMPARANA. Après l’hivernage, les récoltes sont stockées pendant un certain temps pour qu’elles aient de la valeur avant d’être vendues au grand marché de Kimparana et dans les marchés environnants, en détail (souvent en gros), au comptant à une clientèle venant généralement des grandes villes.
Les membres du groupe comptent réaliser chacune, après l’écoulement de leurs produits agricoles, un bénéfice moyen de 13.000 à 160.000FCFA qui sera utilisé pour le remboursement des intérêts du prêt et les dépenses courantes 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
  • 50
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 449.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Ii Group's $1,375 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers, seeds and small equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 12, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012