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Jamila is one of the youngest Babban Gona members. At the age of 22, this young woman is determined to make a better life for herself than what her parents had. Jamila is excited about the potential of tripling her yields and profits through Babban Gona. On her 1.6 hectare farm in the village of Nakara, Jamila is targeting yields of 50 bags/hectare, or three times the national average. A Babban Gona loan will give Jamila access to high quality seeds, improved fertilizer, and other criticial inputs and services that will make her goal achievable.

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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
  • 23
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,043,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 158.0
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Jamila to access agricultural technologies and inputs that will increase maize yields and ultimately farmer profitability.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 15, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2014