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 his farm yield.

Abbas's story

Abbas is a 49-year-old hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and more than four children in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Abbas was only able to feed his family two meals a day.

Now that Abbas is a Babban Gona member, because of this loan, he will 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 Abbas 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 to 2.8 times the national average but also ensures that Abbas can continue to provide for his family.

Abbas will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to build a better house for his family. He is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.