Total loan: $750


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Yahaya's story

Yahaya who resides in Galadima village is a Babban Gona maize farmer who manages a 2-hectare maize farm, through which he supports his family.

Luckily, as a Babban Gona member, Yahaya will because of this loan, 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. This 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 to 2.8 times the national average but also ensures that Yahaya can continue to provide for his family. Yahaya will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to pay his children's school fees.

Reflecting on Yahaya’s greatest memory as a Babban Gona farmer, a smile lights up his face as he remembers sending his children to better schools. Yahaya is confident that with Babban Gona, his future is secured and that he will have many more great memories and amazing accomplishments.