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Benkadi 2 Group
In this Group: Sali , Minata , Aby , Natene , Mamou , Fatoumata Oudou , Fatoumata , Afou , Mariam Yaya , Sitan
The members of the Benkadi 2 group are married women with an average age of 336 and an average of four children, all living in polygamous families in Loutana. Loutana is a village in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali. The women collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to continue working on their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their second loan with the institution, following the full repayment of their previous loan. The crop they grow is sorghum.

Sitan (standing on the far left) plans to use her loan to pay for plowing costs and fertilizers to maintain one hectare of land. After the harvest, the sorghum is sold within the village and in the market at Sikasso. Her customer base is composed of both men and women. Sitan hopes to make an average return of 100,000 francs CFA per year. This income will allow her to repay her loan as well as help her husband with the daily expenses.
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Les membres du groupe BENKADI 2 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 36 ans, 4 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à Loutana, un des villages 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 deuxième prêt avec l’institution, le prêt passé a été bien remboursé.
La spéculation cultivée est le sorgho avec SITAN debout à l’extrême gauche.
Avec son prêt, elle compte payer les frais de labours et les engrais pour entretenir 1 hectare.
La production est vendue 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 100.000 FCFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer son prêt et aussi d’aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes.

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
  • 35
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,931,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 2 Group's $850 loan helped a member to purchase fertilizer and pay for plowing costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 9, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013