Total loan: $300
Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
Simon is a hard-working maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and four children in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Simon was only able to feed his family two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Simon will, because of this loan, be provided with higher-yielding seeds that are locally adapted and 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 Simon to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare, two times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average but also ensure that Simon can continue to provide for his family. Simon will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to build a better house for his family. Simon is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.