A loan of $225 helps to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase his farm yield.


Sagiru's story

Sagiru is a hardworking Babban Gona maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his family in Soba village.

Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Sagiru was only able to feed his family three meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Sagiru 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 him to optimize his yield, where 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 2.8 times the national average but also ensures that Sagiru can continue to provide for his family. Sagiru will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to buy more farmland. Reflecting on the great experience he has had with Babban Gona so far, Sagiru is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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