Usman is confident that in addition to providing financial support for his family of 16 and improving their livelihood, his improved crops will benefit his children's health; by eating toxin-free maize they can lower their chances of contracting harmful diseases. In the next five years, he hopes the success of his farm will have brought about a permanent improvement in his family's standard of living through access to better education and a healthier lifestyle.
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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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