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Benkadi  Viiii Group
In this Group: Hawa , Faiko , Djelika , Chata Ab , Kadiatou S , Maimouna , Chata Ka , Djeneba , Djelika , Tene
The Benkadi VIIII group consists of married women from the village of Niazekan in Kimparana, which belongs to the San region of Segou (fourth administrative region of the republic of Mali). They live in traditional families, are on average 41 years old and have at least seven children.

They grow peanuts. In order to make their farms profitable, the group decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program four years ago. After having correctly repaid previous loans, they are now at their fourth farming loan.

Tene plans to use her loan to buy a sufficient quantity of peanuts for planting, small equipment and inputs to ensure more profitable crops. Purchases are made in the grand market of Kimparana. After the rainy season, crops are stored for some time to maximize their value before being sold in the grand market of Kimparana and in the surrounding markets. Sales are retail and often wholesale, for cash to customers usually from large cities.

After selling their farm products each group member expects to make a profit between 23,000 and 75,000 FCFA, which will be used to repay the loan and cover the families’ daily expenses.
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Le groupe Benkadi VIIII est composé de femmes mariées du village de NIAZEKAN de KIMPARANA relevant 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 7 enfants.
Elles cultivent de l’arachide. Dans le souci de rentabiliser leurs exploitations agricoles, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso depuis maintenant 4 ans. Après avoir correctement remboursé les prêts précédents, elles sont à leur quatrième prêt de campagne.
TENE, compte utiliser son prêt utilisé pour acheter, une quantité suffisante de semences d’arachide, des petits équipements et des intrants pour mieux rentabiliser les récoltes. Les achats se font 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 de 23000 à 75000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour le remboursement des intérêts du prêt et les dépenses courant 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
  • 28
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,494,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 448.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Viiii Group's $1,300 loan helped a member to buy inputs, 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