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.

Maiwada's story

Maiwada, 38 years of age and married with 4 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, just like similar farmers, it has become difficult to support his 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 enable Maiwada get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield. It will also help him earn up to 2.8 times in net income, compared to the average Nigerian farmer from selling his maize to premium buyers. This will ensure that Maiwada can continue to provide for his family.

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