Total loan: $175


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Shehu's story

Shehu is a Babban Gona maize farmer from Karaba Village. He is a hardworking married man with 3 children. He lives in a mud house with his family. His youngest children are Fadila and Abdurahaman whom he hopes will grow up to be successful business persons.

In the past, his family was only able to eat 2 meals a day despite working several hours on the farm. As a Babban Gona member Shehu now has access to good seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and other quality inputs that will help him optimize his farm and attain yields up to 3.5 metric tonnes per hectare; 2.3 times the national average in Nigeria and increase his income earnings up to 3.5 times the national average. With this increase in yield, he is now able to ensure that his family will never go hungry again.

This season, Shehu will use the income he makes from his maize sales to open an agri-dealer shop. Shehu’s greatest memory as a Babban Gona farmer is the development in agricultural practices of his village. He is confident that with Babban Gona his future is secure and that he will have many more great memories and amazing accomplishments.