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.

Shehu's story

Shehu is a 52-year-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, Shehu was only able to feed his family 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Shehu will, because of this loan, be provided with higher yielding seeds that are locally adapted and are widely accepted in his local community. He will also have the recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of his field assessment. This will enable Shehu to optimize his yield so that 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 to 2.8 times the national average, but it will also ensure that Shehu can continue to provide for his family.

Shehu will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to purchase additional farmland so that he can expand his maize farming operations. He is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty and secure a strong future for generations to come.