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.

Salihu's story

Salihu is married, has 4 children, and 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 earned from his farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Salihu 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 not only enable Salihu get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yields, but 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. This ensures that Salihu can continue to provide for his family.

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