Total loan: $300


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved inputs to get a good harvest and enhanced living standards.

Umar's story

Umar is 49 years old and a 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.

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

Umar will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to build a better house for his family. Umar is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.