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Total loan: $325

Iliya

Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and other inputs to increase his yield and secure his family's future.


Iliya's story

Iliya is from a small community in Kaduna state where he grows maize to support his family. He has been a Babban Gona member for 4 seasons.

Iliya's goal for this farming season is to increase or hopefully double his last year's income. With this loan, he will get access to improved seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and other inputs. These are critical in increasing his yield to 4.2 metric tonnes per hectare, which is more than double the national average in Nigeria. This will enable him to generate earnings of up to 3 times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income.

Iliya recalls that increasing his income is his happiest memory as a Babban Gona member. He looks forward to a brighter future with Babban Gona and to making many more great memories with his family.