Total loan: $300


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved inputs in order to get a good harvest and earn more money.

Hamza's story

Hamza, who is 49 years of age and married with four children, lives in a rural town in Kaduna, Nigeria. He lives in a small community where maize farming is the major occupation and means of livelihood.

Due to the very low income realized from his farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Hamza to support their family's needs. This is a major challenge common to smallholders regardless of the yield they achieve during harvest.

By working with Babban Gona, this loan will not only enable Hamza to get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield. The loan will also help him earn up to 2.8 times in net income, compared to the average Nigerian farmer, by selling his maize to premium buyers, hence ensuring that Hamza can continue to provide for his family.

At the end of the season, Hamza plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations.