Total loan: $300


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Halilu's story

Halilu is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and two children, in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Halilu was only able to feed his family two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Halilu 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 loan will enable Halilu 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 loan will not only help increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average, but it will also ensure that Halilu can continue to provide for his family.

Halilu will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to access better health facilities for his family. Halilu is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.