Total loan: $150


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved inputs in order to get a good harvest and enhanced living standards.

Yushau's story

Yushau, who is 38 years of age, is single and lives with his family in an ordinary mud house in a small village in Kaduna state.

In his community, farming is the primary occupation and like many diligent smallholders, Yushau dreams of expanding his farm business. Due to the lack of access to quality inputs it has become difficult for farmers like Yushau to achieve high yields so as to make a higher income.

Luckily, as a Babban Gona member, Yushau 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 Yushau to optimize his yield thereby attaining yields of up to two times the national average in Nigeria. With lenders support to grow his farming business, Yushau is looking forward to a bountiful harvest. He plans to use the profits from this season’s harvest to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations.