Total loan: $325


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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

Yahaya's story

Yahaya is a 52 years old hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and more than 4 children in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Yahaya was only able to feed his family 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Yahaya will be provided with higher yielding seeds that are locally adapted, and widely accepted in his local community. He will also have access to the recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of his field assessment. This will enable Yahaya 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 ensure that Yahaya can continue to provide for his family. Yahaya will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations. Yahaya is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, secure a strong future for generations to come.