Total loan: $150


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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Yahaya's story

Yahaya is a Babban Gona farmer from Shawai. Yahaya expressed that he is driven by one goal: to “ensure my children are educated and have professional jobs.” It is the desire to fulfil this ambition that led Yahaya to join Babban Gona. Now, as a Babban Gona member, he finally has the opportunity to access credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Yahaya can earn up to $2000/ha this season from growing maize, more than three times the Nigerian farmer’s average annual income. The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags of maize/hectare, double the national average of 14. However, Yahaya is ambitious and is aiming to reap at least 35 bags per hectare this season. By doing so, Yahaya will finally have enough money to make significant life changes. When asked what he plans to do with his income from this season, he said: “I plan to use the money I make to provide more food and clothing for my family”. With this loan, Yahaya will be able to access all the inputs and services to make this dream a reality.