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 his farm yield.

Ahmad's story

Ahmad, who is 52 years of age and married with more than four 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 Ahmad, like many farmers, to support his family’s 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 Ahmad to 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 Ahmad can continue to provide for his family.

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