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.

Shamsiya's story

Shamsiya is married and lives with her family in a humble mud house in a small village in Kaduna state. In her community, farming is the primary occupation and like many driven smallholders, Shamsiya dreams of scaling up her farming business.

Shamsiya is returning to work with Babban Gona this season as she will get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers and other essential farm inputs that will boost her yield. Apart from increasing Shamsiya’s yield to ensure that her family never goes hungry, this loan will also help her earn up to 3 times in net income, compared to the average Nigerian farmer, from selling her maize.

Since she joined Babban Gona, her happiest memory is of sending her children to school. With lenders’ support to grow her farming business, Shamsiya is looking forward to a bountiful harvest. Shamsiya plans to use the profits from this season’s harvest to purchase additional farmland so as to expand her maize farming operations.