Total loan: $325


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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.

Mustafa's story

Mustafa is a 28-year-old, hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his family in a small village in the Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Mustafa was only able to feed his family two meals a day.

Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Mustafa will be, because of this loan, 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 Mustafa to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare, two times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average, but also ensures that Mustafa can continue to provide for his family.

Mustafa will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to access better health facilities for his family. Mustafa is confident that with Babban Gona, he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.