Total loan: $300


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Shedreck's story

Shedreck is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and 4 children in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Shedreck was only able to feed his family 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Shedreck 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 will enable Shedreck to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare; 2 times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average but also ensures that Shedreck can continue to provide for his family. Shedreck will use the extra profits generated from his maize sales this season to pay his children school fees. Shedreck is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.