Total loan: $300


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved inputs in order to get a good harvest and earn more money.

Jamilu's story

Jamilu is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his family in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Jamilu was only able to feed his family 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Jamilu 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 Jamilu 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 also ensures that Jamilu can continue to provide for his family. Jamilu will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations. Jamilu is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.