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Benkadi Iii Group
In this Group: Kamissa , Bintou , Yayi , Sata , Salimata, Fatoumata , Koulouba , Gneriba , Tenin , Oumou
BENKADI III is a group composed of married women from the village of SANANKORO in the sub-prefecture of SELINGUE, Region of SIKASSO (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women live in traditional families, average 35 years of age, and have four children. And they grown peanuts, okra, etc.

Concerned about making their plantations profitable, the group members decided to join the loan program of the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second farm loan.

KAMISSA, who is standing first from the left in the photo, intends to use her loan to buy a sufficient quantity of peanut seeds, assorted equipment and supplies, and some farm inputs at the big market of SELEFOUGOU.

Following the off-season, the produce is stocked for a while, so that it gains in value. Then it is sold retail, often in bulk, for cash at the big market of SELEFOUGOU, SELINGUE, and at surrounding markets. Customers generally come from large cities.

After selling her produce, KAMISSA plans on making a profit of 65,000 francs CFA that will be used to pay the loan interest and to cover typical family expenses.
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Le groupe BENKADI III est constitué de femmes mariées du village de SANANKORO dans la sous préfecture de SELINGUE, région de SIKASSO (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali). Elles vivent dans des familles traditionnelles, ont en moyenne 35 ans, 4 enfants et cultivent de l’arachide, du gombo etc.
Dans le souci de rentabiliser leurs exploitations agricoles, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur deuxième prêt de campagne.
KAMISSA, la première debout à gauche, compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, une quantité suffisante de semences d’arachide, des petits matériels et des intrants agricoles, au grand marché de SELEFOUGOU. 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 SELEFOUGOU,SELINGUE et dans les marchés environnants, en détail , souvent en gros, au comptant à une clientèle venant généralement des grandes villes.
Elle compte réaliser, après l’écoulement de sa production agricole, un bénéfice de 65.000 FCFA 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
  • 52
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 470.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Iii Group's $1,500 loan helped a member to buy farm inputs, seeds, and assorted supplies and equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 16, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 26, 2012