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Samaila
Samalia is a 45-year-old husband and father of four. He is a hard working farmer and as a Babban Gona member he is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Samalia has the opportunity to double his income and yield this season; he can expect to earn $1,350/ha, twice the average Nigerian farmer’s yearly income. With this increase in earnings, Samalia looks forward to educating his children whom he considers his pride and joy. His most recent loan from Babban Gona provided him with enough fertilizer to optimize his yields and access to a product that eliminates a food toxin in his maize, enabling his family to eat healthier maize and for 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
  • 8
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $5,890,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 160.1
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Samaila 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