A loan of $300 helps to purchase improved farm inputs which will increase farm yields.


Tasiu's story

Tasiu, who is 38 years of age and married with 2 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 the very low income realized from his farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Tasiu 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 enable Tasiu gets access to better yielding seeds, fertilizers, and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield. 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 Tasiu can continue to provide for his family.

At the end of the season, Tasiu plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to purchase additional farmland to expand his maize farming operations.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.

David, Kiva staff

David
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.