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Halliru, 40, is an experienced maize farmer from Pampaida Makaranta village, Kaduna State. This will be Halliru’s second year as a Babban Gona member. Last year, Halliru, with the help of a Babban Gona loan, was able to access high quality fertilizer, improved seeds and mechanization services, which all increased his productivity and profits. This year, a Babban Gona loan will ensure that Halliru has access to the high quality inputs such as hybrid seeds, fertilizers and mechanization services that he needs to cultivate high yields and high quality of maize. Halliru is very dedicated to his Babban Gona maize business and as a leader in the community he is constantly encouraging other farmers to become members. His children, like many of the children
in the community have come to refer to Babban Gona as the solution to hunger. Halliru has dreams of one day owning a successful commercial farm that will be able to supply large companies like Nestle.

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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. 

About Nigeria

  • $1,188
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $5,890,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 157.7
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Halliru to buy fertilizers, seeds, and agricultural technologies to increase maize yields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 1, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2014