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Benkadi I Group
In this Group: Djeneba , Foune , Fanta , Awa , Matou , Kadia , Koumba , Batoma , Aba , Sanata
The ten members of BENKADI I Group are married women averaging 38 years of age and four children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Djambougou, one of the villages in Marka Coungo, Dioïla Prefecture, in Koulikoro Region, second administrative region of Mali.

They work with Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to better organize their activities at the start of the rainy season. Their crops include, among others, peanuts, millet, okra, and sesame.

They are seeking their sixth loan from Soro Yiriwaso. With this loan, Djeneba (the woman in the center of the standing row) intends to buy farm inputs and small equipments, and pay for plowing to maintain about 1.5 hectare of millet and peanuts.

After the harvests, the production is sold in Marka Coungo, to a clientele comprising both men and women. She intends to turn an average profit of XOF 75'000 (ca US$ 150) per farming cycle.
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Les dix membres du BENKADI I sont par des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 38 ans et ont en moyenne 4 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Djambougou un des villages de la commune de Marka Coungo, préfecture de Dioïla, région de Koulikoro, 2ème région administrative du mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso dans le but de pouvoir mieux organiser leurs activités en début d’hivernage. Les spéculations cultivées sont entre autres l’arachide, du mil, du gombo et du sésame. Elles sont à leur sixième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, DJENEBA la personne au milieu dans le rang des debout, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 1,5 hectare de mil et d’arachide.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Marka Coungo, après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 75 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
  • 54
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi I Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to pay for plowing and weeding, and buy seeds, fertilizers and herbicide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 24, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014