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.

Sani's story

Sani, who is 38 years of age and married with three children, lives in a rural town in Kaduna, Nigeria. He lives in a small community where maize farming is the major occupation and means of livelihood. Due to the very low income realized from his farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Sani to support their families’ needs. This is a major challenge common to smallholders regardless of the yield they achieve during harvest.

By working with Babban Gona, this loan will not only enable Sani get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers, and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield, but the loan will also help him earn up to 2.8 times in net income, compared to the average Nigerian farmer from selling his maize to premium buyers; hence ensuring that Sani can continue to provide for his family. At the end of the season, Sani plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to open an agro dealer shop.