Total loan: $300


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Sariyu's story

Sariyu is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house in a small village in Kaduna state with his wife and four children.

Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Sariyu was only able to feed his family two meals a day.

Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Sariyu 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 fertilizer based on the results of his field assessment. This will enable Sariyu to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare, twice the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average, but also ensures that he can continue to provide for his family.

Sariyu will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to purchase additional farmland to expand his maize farming operations.

He is confident that with Babban Gona, he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.