Total loan: $325


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy improved farm inputs that will increase his maize crop's yield.

Usman's story

Usman is 38 years of age and married with two children. The family lives in a rural town in Kaduna, Nigeria, a small community where maize farming is the major occupation and means of its livelihood.

Due to the very low income realized from his farming business, Usman and other farmers like him find it difficult to support their family’s needs. This is a major challenge to smallholders regardless of the yield they achieve during harvest.

By working with Babban Gona, this loan will not only enable Usman 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. Selling his high-quality maize to premium buyers will ensure that Usman can continue to provide for his family.

At the end of the season Usman plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to buy additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations.