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Benkadi Ii Group
In this Group: Fatoumata , Djata , Wassa , Kia , Djenebou , Fatoumata , Awa , Dialia , Abi , Awa
The members of the Benkadi II group are married women averaging 41 years of age, with four children. They all live in polygamous families in N’Torla, a village in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to better manage their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their sixth loan with Soro Yiriwaso, having duly repaid their prior loans. The grow rice, which is the case of Mrs. Wassa, for example. She is standing in the middle of the photo. With her loan, she plans to pay for the cost of labor, seeds and fertilizer to work 0.5 ha [1.2 acres] of land. After harvesting, she sells her produce at the village and in Sikasso, to a customer base composed of both men and women. She plans to earn an average monthly revenue of 50,000 West African francs per agricultural campaign. This revenue will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with everyday expenses.
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Les membres du groupe BENKADI II sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 41 ans, 4 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à N'TORLA, 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 sixième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est le riz avec Mme WASSA debout au milieu sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter le labour, la semence et les engrais pour entretenir 0.5 ha. La production est vendue au niveau du village, à SIKASSO après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 50.000 francs CFA 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
  • 50
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benkadi Ii Group's $675 loan helped a member to pay for labor, agricultural inputs and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 30, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 25, 2014