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


Abdurrauf's story

Abdurrauf, who is 40 years of age and married with two children, lives in a rural town in Kaduna, Nigeria. He lives in a small community where maize farming is the major occupation and means of livelihood.

Due to a lack of access to premium markets realized from his farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Abdurrauf to support his family’s needs. This is a major challenge common to smallholders regardless of the yield they achieve during harvest.

By working with Babban Gona, this loan will not only enable Abdurrauf to get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield, but the loan will also help him earn up to 2.8 times in net income, compared to the average Nigerian farmer, from selling his maize to premium buyers, hence ensuring that Abdurrauf can continue to provide for his family.

At the end of the season, Abdurrauf plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to build a better house for his family and enhance their standard of living.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.



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