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Total loan: $300

Garba

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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.


Garba's story

Garba is a 49-year-old hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and 5 children in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Garba was able to feed his family only twice a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Garba 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 Garba 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 will also ensure that Garba can continue to provide for his family. Garba will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to build a better house for his family. Garba looks forward to a bountiful harvest with Babban Gona.