Total loan: $300


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved inputs in order to get a good harvest and enhance living standards.

Suleman's story

Suleman is a 49-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. Suleman is returning to work with Babban Gona as he 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 Suleman 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 Suleman can continue to provide for his family.

Suleman will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations.