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.
Donald 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, Donald was only able to feed his family two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member and through this loan, Donald will be provided with higher yield seeds that are locally adapted and are widely accepted in his local community. He will also have recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of his field assessment. This will enable Donald to optimize his production, and he will be able to attain yields up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare - two times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings to 2.8 times the national average but will also ensure that Donald can continue to provide for his family. Donald will use the income generated from his increased maize sales from this season to open an Agro Dealer shop. Donald is confident that, with Babban Gona, he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.