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Sule, 47, has dreams of becoming one of the largest maize producers in the country, expanding his farm to cover his entire community. Sule is happy to be a member of Babban Gona as the loans he receives give him access to high quality inputs such as seeds and fertilizer which improve his productivity. In addition, the Babban Gona loan gives Sule access to storage services that give him the ability to serve his maize at a premium, thus increasing his profitability. This year, Sule plans to grow his Babban Gona maize crop business. He is excited by the training and education provided to farmers, as well as the Babban Gona loans that will help him expand his business and improve the quality of his maize. As the head of a household of 13, Sule also hopes to use the profits from his farm to educate his children with the wish that they will one day be Babban Gona members as well.

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This loan is aimed at helping smallholder farmers. The farmers are divided into Trust Groups and deliver 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. Babban Gona posts loans before the inputs are provided so there is a chance that farmers will change their input package after the loan is posted. As a result, the loan amount may slightly change after you fund the loan, and any difference will be repaid to you when the first loan repayment is made. By supporting this loan, you’re providing farmers with the opportunity to increase their yields.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 429
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,292,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 157.7
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sule 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:
Jul 27, 2013