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.

Saasu's story

Saasu is a 28-year-old 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, Saasu was able to feed his family only two meals a day.

Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Saasu's loan will provide higher-yielding seeds that are locally adapted and widely accepted in his community. He will also have the recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of his field assessment. This will enable Saasu to optimize his yield to as much as 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 Saasu can continue to provide for his family. Saasu will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to purchase additional farmland to expand his maize farming operations.

Saasu is confident that, with Babban Gona, he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.