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Total loan: $300

Muhammad

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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 enhance living standards.


Muhammad's story

Muhammad is a 52-year-old hardworking maize farmer; he lives in a modest mud house with his wife and more than four children in a small village in Kaduna state.

Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Muhammad was only able to feed his family two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, because of this loan he 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 Muhammad to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare, twice the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average but also ensure that Muhammad can continue to provide for his family.

Muhammad will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to access better health facilities for his family. He is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, thereby securing a strong future for generations to come.