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.

Buhari's story

Buhari is 28 years of age and lives with his parents in a rural town in Kaduna, Nigeria. He lives in a small community where maize farming is the major occupation and means of livelihood. Due to poor farming practices and the very low income earned from the farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Buhari to support their families' needs. This is a major challenge common to smallholders regardless of the yield they achieve during harvest. By working with Babban Gona, this loan will enable Buhari to access better-yielding seeds, fertilizers, and other essential farm inputs that will boost his harvest. The loan will also help him earn up to 2.8 times more in net income (compared to the average Nigerian farmer) from selling his maize to premium buyers. Together, these improvements will ensure that Buhari can continue to provide for his mother. At the end of the season, Buhari plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to a better house for his mother and also start his own family.