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Benkadi 4 Group
In this Group: Yacou Mariam , Naminata , Fatoumata , Maimouna , Rokia , Karatou , Adiarra , Sitan, Fonko , Korotoumou
The members of the Benkadi 4 group are married women who are, on average, 41 years old with six children each. They all live in polygamous families in Pangnala, one of the villages of the Bougouni commune (third administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their farming activities during the rainy season.

They are on their fourth loan with the institution and have duly repaid their previous loans.

Yacou Mariam, a member of the group, is a rice farmer. In the photo, she is in the standing row, carrying a "daba" (African hoe) on her shoulder.

She plans to use her loan to buy farm inputs and seeds, and to cover the cost of plowing to cultivate 0.75 hectare (1.85 acre) of land.

After the harvest, she sells her production to both men and women, in her village and in Garalo.

She is expecting to make a profit of 85,000 CFA francs per growing season. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily expenses.
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Les membres du groupe Benkadi 4 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 41 ans, 6 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à Pangnala, un des villages de Bougouni, 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 quatrième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est le riz avec Yacou Mariam debout daba à l’épaule sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants, la semence et payer les frais de labour pour exploiter 0.75 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village, à Garalo, après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice de 85.000FCFA 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
  • 54
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi 4 Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds, and to cover the cost of plowing during the farming season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014