Total loan: $300
Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
Bitrus is a 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, Bitrus was able to feed his family only two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Bitrus will, as a result of this loan, be provided with higher-yielding 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 Bitrus to optimize his yield so that he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare; twice the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average but also ensure that Bitrus can continue to provide for his family. Bitrus will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to open an agro-dealer shop. Bitrus is confident that with Babban Gona, he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.