Like any good father, Yakubu’s main priority is how to best improve the lives of his children and he wants to use the profits from his farm to help support the futures of his three oldest, Tabitha, Salome and Yosia, who want to study medicine, business and acting. Yakubu’s ultimate goal is to fully mechanize his farm so as to alleviate the burden of manual farming on his family to allow his children to focus solely on their education and to follow their dreams.
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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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