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Total loan: $175

Umar

Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yields.


Umar's story

Umar is a Babban Gona maize farmer from Sabon Gari village. He is married with 7 children and lives in a mud house with his family. He is a meticulous farmer who has invested time and resources in his farm. He hopes his children work twice as hard as him and become doctors. Thanks to his drive, Umar was able to ensure that his family ate 3 square meals a day during the hunger season. In order for Umar to keep improving his yield and as a result feed his family, he needs access to high quality inputs, such as fertilizers, herbicides and improved seeds. As a Babban Gona member, Umar will be provided with a full suite of the best inputs to optimize his farm and increase his his yields up to 3.5 metric tones per hectare; 2.3 times the national average. With increased yields and income of up to 3.5 times the national average, Umar looks forward to using his additional income to pay his children's school fees. Uwmar is a happy Babban Gona farmer and holds "when I bought a car" as his best memory as a Babban Gona member. He looks forward to a brighter future with Babban Gona as his partner in fighting poverty.