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Benkadi 2 Group
In this Group: Kary Yacouba , Alama , Nassete , Niatio , Rokia Kalifa , Afou Kleno, Djeneba , Kadiatou, Diata , Sitan Sinaly
The ten members of the Benkadi 2 Group are married women, on average 42 years old, have four children, and mostly live in polygamist families in Zerlaba, a village in the district of Pimperna, in the Sikasso prefecture, the third administrative region of Mali. They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better manage their agricultural businesses during the winter season. They are on their seventh loan from the institution; all prior loans have been fully repaid.

Kary, the first woman squatting on the right of the photo, cultivates tomatoes and jakatou- a type of small green eggplant. With this loan, she intends to pay labor wages, purchase seeds and agricultural inputs to work a 1 hectare plot. After the harvest, the produce is sold within the village and in the Sikasso market to a clientele of men and women.

She intends to earn an average profit of 142,500 FCFA per year. This profit will allow her to pay back her loan and help her husband with household expenses. She hopes to maintain this relationship with Soro Yiriwaso in order to make the most of her plot and reap more profit.
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Les dix membres du groupe BENKADI 2 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 42ans, 4enfants et vivant la plupart dans des familles polygames à ZERLABA, un des villages de la commune de PIMPERNA dans la préfecture de SIKASSO, 3ème région administrative du Mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage.
Elles sont à leur septième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
Les spéculations cultivées sont : la tomate et le jakatou avec KARY 1ère à droite position accroupi de la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte payer les frais de labour, acheter des intrants et les semences pour entretenir : 1hectare.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau du village et au marché de SIKASSO après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 142.500FCFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer son prêt et aussi d’aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes.
Elle souhaite entretenir cette collaboration avec Soro Yiriwaso afin d’ exploiter au mieux son espace cultural pour en tirer plus de gains.

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
  • 60
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 455.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 2 Group's $2,150 loan helped a member to pay wages and to purchase seeds and agricultural inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 20, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011