Since joining Babban Gona, Inusa has learned the difference a healthy maize crop can make, especially when it comes to what his four young children are eating. The future of his children is the most important concern for Insua and his wife, he strives to provide the best for them. He currently cannot afford to send his children to a good school and struggles to make enough money to pay for their school uniforms and books. He also worries about their childhood development as the free public school offers no activities or extra classes for the students after school. With help from the loan and increased profits from his farm, Inusa hopes that this will change and he will soon be able to provide a better life for his children, giving them more to do both in and out of school.
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Babban Gona Farmer Organization (Babban Gona) is a farmer services organization committed to lifting 5 million smallholder farmers out of poverty by 2030. It divides smallholder farmers into Trust Groups and delivers training and development services, inputs like seeds on credit and post-harvest marketing services. This Kiva loan will thus be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. This system increases farmers’ yields up to 4 times the national average. In addition, Babban Gona markets its farmers’ produce to premium markets over the course of the year, ensuring that they receive the best price possible for their produce and have a steady flow of income year round. Kiva loans are used to help Babban Gona expand its services to more rural areas in Northern Nigeria.
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