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Auwalu is a Babban Gona farmer from Tafida. Auwalu is driven by one goal: to “ensure my children are educated and have professional jobs.” It is this ambition that led Auwalu to join Babban Gona. Now, as a Babban Gona member, he finally has the opportunity to access credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Auwalu can earn up to $2000/ha this season from growing maize, more than three times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income. As a Babban Gona farmer, Auwalu can yield up to 30 bags/hectare; double the national average of 14. Auwalu is hoping that as a result of this expected yield, he will finally have enough money to make significant life changes. When asked what changes he would like to make, he said “I plan to use the money I make to expand my farmland. Ultimately, I want to ensure my children are educated and have professional jobs.” With this loan, Auwalu will be able to access all the inputs and services to make these dreams reality.

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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

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,043,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 161.8
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $75 helped Auwalu to access high-quality inputs such as fertilizer and seed in order to double income and yield.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 1, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
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