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.

Abdulkarim's story

Abdulkarim is a 52-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.

Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Abdulkarim 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 Abdulkarim to optimize his yield. He will be able to 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 up to 2.8 times the national average, but also ensure that Abdulkarim can continue to provide for his family.

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