Total loan: $300


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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.

Yau's story

Yau is a 49-year-old, hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his family in a small village in Kaduna state.

Yau 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 Yau 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 Yau can continue to provide for his family.

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