Total loan: $125


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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 enhance his living standards.

Surajo's story

Surajo is 28 years of age, married with three children and 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 farmers like Surajo 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 Surajo to get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield, but also the loan will help him earn up to 2.8 times in net income, compared to the average Nigerian farmer. This is because he will be able to sell his maize to premium buyers, hence ensuring that Surajo can continue to provide for his family.

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