A loan helped to purchase improved inputs in order to get a good harvest and enhance his living standards.

Rufa'i's story

Rufa'i is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his family in a small village in Kaduna state.

Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Rufa'i was only able to feed his family two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Rufa'i 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 Rufa'i to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare; two times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average but also ensures that Rufa'i can continue to provide for his family.

Rufa'i will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to build a better house for his family. Rufa'i 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.

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