A loan of $350 helped to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.


Kabiru's story

Kabiru, a Babban Gona maize farmer, is married and lives in a modest mud house with his family in Kutama village. Kabiru is a meticulous farmer who has invested time and resources on his farm and like every parent, hopes to see his children work twice as hard and become successful in the future.

Previously, despite toiling for seven hours on his farm each day, Kabiru was only able to feed his family two meals a day.

Now that he is a Babban Gona member, he will, as a result 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 fertilizer 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 Kabiru can continue to provide for his family.

With increased yield and income of up to 2.8 times the national average, Kabiru looks forward to using his additional income to pay his children's school fees, and remembers sending his children to better schools as his best memory as a Babban Gona member.

Kabiru looks forward to a brighter future with Babban Gona, as he too has joined the fight against poverty.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details