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.

Emmanuel's story

Emmanuel is a hard-working 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, Emmanuel was only able to feed his family two meals a day.

Now that he is a Babban Gona member Emmanuel will, because of this loan, be provided with higher yielding seeds that are locally adapted, and are 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 Emmanuel 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 by 2.8 times the national average, but also ensures that Emmanuel can continue to provide for his family.

Emmanuel will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations. Emmanuel is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.