Total loan: $300


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Ahmadu's story

Ahmadu is a 49-year-old hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and more than 4 children in a small village in Kaduna state.

Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Ahmadu was only able to feed his family 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member through this loan, Ahmadu will 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 Ahmadu 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 to 2.8 times the national average but also ensures that Ahmadu can continue to provide for his family. Ahmadu will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to access better health facilities for his family. Ahmadu is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.