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Munkaila
Munkaila is a 35-year-old maize farmer and a Babban Gona member in the Marmara Village of Kaduna. He is excited about the opportunities Babban Gona provides him to grow his farm and looks forward to growing his farm further so he can move from a subsistence farmer to a real commercial farmer. Like all Babban Gona members, he has the opportunity to double his income and yield this season; he can expect to earn $1,350/ha, twice the average Nigerian farmers’ yearly income. With this increase in earnings, he hopes to continue using his profits to send his children to school. With this loan, he is on his way to achieving these dreams. His most recent loan from Babban Gona provided him with enough fertilizer to optimize his yields and allowed him access to a product that eliminates a food toxin in his maize, which enabled his family to eat healthier maize and helped him to get a premium price for the maize he sells.

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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
  • 14
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $5,894,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 160.1
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Munkaila to access high quality inputs such as fertilizer and improved seed that will double his yield and income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 9, 2013
Listed
Aug 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 25, 2014