A loan of $1,375 helped to buy fertilizers, seeds, and agricultural technologies to increase maize yields.


Ummaru's story

Ummaru, 60, a maize farmer from Garangaramai village, understands that in order for his farm to financially support his family of 15, he will need to make smart investments in his land so that it provides a greater yield. Ummaru, a father to 13 children, hopes that with the help of Babban Gona, his farm will grow to provide larger profits for him to meet the needs of his large family. By receiving a Babban Gona loan, Ummaru 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. A Babban Gona loan will provide him with seeds, fertilizers and technologies to treat his maize, as well as the means to store his crops and the ability to sell them at a premium market price.

Ummaru wants to use his Babban Gona profits from this years planting season to rear goats for sale during the dry season. Ummaru also plans to build a larger home that is well constructed, to ensure the safety of his family and limit his children's exposure, especially the youngest, to toxic materials and bad weather. They are forced to bear these conditions as a result of an ill constructed home that they currently live in.



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