Total loan: $300


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved inputs that will increase yield on his farm.

Aliyu's story

Aliyu, 49, is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and four children in a small village in Kaduna state.

Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Aliyu was only able to feed his family two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Aliyu will, because of this loan, be provided with higher yielding seeds that are locally adapted. He will also have the recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of his field assessment. This will enable Aliyu to optimize his yield, attaining yield of up to 3.8 metric tons per hectare, two times the national average in Nigeria.

This will increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average and ensure that Aliyu can continue to provide for his family.

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