Total loan: $750


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Bashari's story

Bashari, a Babban Gona maize farmer, is married and lives in a modest mud house with his family in Sarki village. Bashari is a meticulous farmer who has invested time and resources in his farm, and like every parent, hopes to send his children to better schools.

Thanks to the previous loans that he got from Kiva, he registered three of his children in better schools. He decided to apply for another loan to have access to high-quality seeds that are locally adapted, and 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, two times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average, but also ensures that Bashari can continue to provide for his family.

Bashari looks forward to using his additional income to buy more farmland, and recalls feeding his family all the time as his best memory as a Babban Gona member. Bashari looks forward to a brighter future with Babban Gona, as he too has joined the fight against poverty.