Total loan: $75


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Abdulhamid's story

Abdulhamid, who resides in Panshekara village, is a Babban Gona maize farmer who manages a 0.2-hectare maize farm, through which he supports his family.

Luckily, because of this loan and as a Babban Gona member, Abdulhamid will be provided with higher-yielding seeds that are locally adapted, and are widely accepted in his local community. He will also have the recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of his field assessment.

These inputs will enable him to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare; 2 times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average but will also ensure that Abdulhamid can continue to provide for his family.

Abdulhamid will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to pay his children's school fees and also buy more farmland. Reflecting on his greatest memory as a Babban Gona farmer, a smile lights up Abdulhamid’s face as he remembers sending his children to better schools.

Abdulhamid is confident that with Babban Gona, his future is secured and he will have many more great memories and amazing accomplishments.