Total loan: $300


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Adamu's story

Adamu is a 38-year-old hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and four children in a small village in Kaduna state.

Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Adamu was only able to feed his family two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, because of that loan, Adamu will be provided with higher yielding seeds that are locally adapted and are widely accepted in his local community.

Based on the results of his field assessment, he will also have the recommended pesticides and fertilizers. This will enable Adamu to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare; twice the Nigerian national average. This will not only increase his earnings by 2.8 times the national average, but also ensure that Adamu can continue to provide for his family.

Adamu will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to open an Agro Dealer shop. Adamu is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.