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.

Maikudi's story

Maikudi is a 49 years old 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, Maikudi was only able to feed his family 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Maikudi will, thanks to 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 Maikudi to optimize his yield, so 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 Maikudi can continue to provide for his family. Maikudi will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to access better health facilities for his family. Maikudi is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a good future for generations to come.