Total loan: $325


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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.

Mero's story

Mero is a hardworking farmer that lives with her family in an ordinary mud house in a small village in Kaduna state. In her community, farming is the primary occupation and, like many diligent smallholders, Mero dreams of expanding her farm business.

Due to poor farming practices it has become difficult for farmers like Mero to achieve high yields so as to make a higher income.

Luckily, as a Babban Gona member and because of this loan, Mero will be provided with higher-yielding seeds that are locally adapted, and are widely accepted in her local community. Mero will also have the recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of her field assessment. This will enable Mero to optimize her yield thereby attaining yields of up to 2 times the national average in Nigeria.

With lender support to grow her farming business, Mero is looking forward to a bountiful harvest. Mero plans to use the profits from this season’s harvest to pay her children’s school fees.