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Benkadi 2 Group
In this Group: Mah , Tene , Aminata Kassim , Maramou Harouna , Guindo , Kadiatou , Karia Sebou , Marama Noumani , Mah Tietie , Fatoumata Sekou
The ten members of the Benkadi 2 group are married women who are on average 31 years old and have an average of three children each. For the most part, they live in polygamous families in Bablena, one of the villages in the town of Kilidougou, a prefecture of Dioïla.

They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their businesses for the beginning of the rainy season. Their crops are millet, groundnuts, and beans. This is their sixth collaboration with the microfinance institution.

With this new loan, Marama Noumani, (the first woman standing on the left,) intends to purchase inputs and small equipment, as well as pay for the labor needed to maintain around 0.75 hectares of millet and groundnuts.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in Dioïla to a clientele of both men and women. She expects to earn an average profit of around 100,000 CFA each planting season.
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Les dix membres du groupe BENKADI 2 sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 31 ans et ont en moyenne 3 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Bablena, un des villages de la commune de Kilidougou, préfecture de Dioïla.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de micro finance Soro Yiriwaso dans le but de pouvoir mieux organiser leurs activités en début d’hivernage. Les spéculations cultivées sont le mil, l’arachide et le haricot. Elles sont à leur sixième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, MARAMA NOUMANI, première personne à partir de la gauche dans le rang des debouts, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 0,75 hectare de mil et d’arachide.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Dioïla, après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 100.000F CFA environs par campagne.

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
  • 57
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 541.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 2 Group's $1,225 loan helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, hoeing, and small equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 5, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013