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Benkadi Ii Group
In this Group: Dioba , Seba Kadi , Sira , Sata , Tenin , Oumou , Assan , Niagale , Bintou , Sali
The 10 members of the BENKADI II group are married women who average 30 years of age with four children, all living in polygamous families in Moussadjebougou, one of the villages in Ouelessebougou, second administrative region of Mali.

They work with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their second loan with the institution, and the previous loan was repaid in full.

Dioba is the featured member, the second person sitting from left to right in the photo. She grows groundnuts. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy inputs, seeds and pay tilling costs to maintain 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres).

Production is sold after harvest at village level and at the Ouelessebougou market, to a client base of resellers and consumers. She expects to achieve an average profit of 105,000 FCFA per growing season.

The profits will enable her to reimburse her loan and also to help her husband with daily expenses.
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Les 10 membres du groupe BENKADI II sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 30 ans, 4 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à MOUSSADJEBOUGOU, un des villages de OUELESSEBOUGOU, 2ème 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 à été bien remboursé.
La spéculation cultivée est l’arachide avec DIOBA , 2 ere assise de la gauche vers la droite sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants, des semences et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 0,5 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village, au marché de OUELESSEBOUGOU, après la récolte à une clientèle composée de revendeurs et de consommateurs.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 105.000FCFA 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
  • 38
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,574,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Ii Group's $925 loan helped a member pay tilling costs, agricultural inputs and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 23, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014