A loan of $1,225 helped to buy fertilizers, seeds, and agricultural technologies to increase maize yields.


Samaila's story

Samaila is a 36 year old farmer and father of 10 who is unable to afford to send all of his children to school due to the cost of school fees and the consistently low profits he has earned from his maize farm. Since joining Babban Gona, Samaila has seen his farm improve and has been able to produce greater yields during harvest. By receiving a Babban Gona loan, Samaila has the opportunity to reap yields three times as high as the national average and earn at least three times as much as the average Nigerian farmer. Now Samaila would like to continue the momentum of success with his crops this year. A Babban Gona loan would help Samaila by providing him with the seeds and fertilizers he needs to increase his harvested yield of maize this planting season, and access to technologies to treat the maize to ensure that it is healthier to eat. Also, a Babban Gona loan will allow Samaila the means to store his crops as well as the ability to sell them at a premium market price.

With higher profits from a better harvest, Samaila would have the funds necessary to pay for his children’s school fees. He would also be able to invest in starting a trading business selling packaged, non-perishable foods in his village with his two older children, Laazaru and Lawrence, during the dry season so he can add to his income.



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