A loan of $150 helped to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase his farm yield.


Abdullahi's story

Abdullahi, a Babban Gona maize farmer, is married and lives in a modest mud house with his family in Zangon village. Abdullahi is a meticulous farmer who has invested time and resources on his farm and like every parent, hopes to send his children to better schools.

Thanks to the previous loans that he got from Kiva, he registered one of his children in a better school. He decided to apply for another loan to have access to high quality seeds that are locally adapted, and 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 Abdullahi can continue to provide for his family.

Abdullahi looks forward to using his additional income to pay his child's school fee, and recalls sending his child to a better school as his best memory as a Babban Gona member. Abdullahi 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.



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