A loan helped to purchase improved inputs for a better harvest.


Hassan's story

Hassan is a Nigerian youth who is 28 years of age and lives with his mother 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 poor farming practices and the very low income realized from his farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Hassan to support his mother’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 Hassan 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 Hassan can continue to provide for his family.

At the end of the season, Hassan plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to build a better house for his mother and also start his own family.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.



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