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Yusuf Rabo
Yusuf Rabo is a 51-year-old farmer from Rafin Tabo. As a Babban Gona member, Yusuf Rabo is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Yusuf Rabo can earn up to $2000/ha this season from growing maize, more than three times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income. The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags/hectare, double the national average of 14. However, Yusuf Rabo is ambitious and is aiming to reap a total of 80 bags on his 1.50ha this season due to the high quality inputs he will obtain with this loan. When asked how he plans to spend the money he will make from selling his produce, he said, “I plan to use the money to educate my children; Ezekel, Saminu, and Danjuma. My overall goal is to become the most profitable farmer in my community”. With this loan, he is well on his way to achieving these goals.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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

  • $1,188
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $5,949,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 161.8
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $225 helped Yusuf Rabo to purchase high-quality inputs in order to double yield and income.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 1, 2014
Listed
Jul 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible