Total loan: $300


Flag of Nigeria
Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

Paul's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

Paul's story

Paul is a hardworking 39-year-old maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and 2 children in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Paul was only able to feed his family 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, he will, because of this loan, be provided with 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.

These inputs will enable Paul to optimize his yield, allowing him to attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare, which is 2 times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings up to 2.8 times the national average, but also ensure that he can continue to provide for his family.

Paul will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to open an agro-dealer shop. He is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.