A loan of $750 helped to buy fertilizers, seeds, and agricultural technologies to increase maize yields.


Markus's story

Markus is a 58 year old maize farmer and father in a family of 20 living in Katsinawa Nakunne village, Kaduna State. Markus needs a Babban Gona loan to access the high quality inputs, such as improved seeds and fertilizer, that he needs to increase his yields. Through these inputs ,that he will receive on credit, Markus has the opportunity to achieve yields three times higher than those of the average Nigerian farmer. In addition, this loan will give Markus the capacity to store his maize and sell in premium markets, allowing him to earn up to three times more than the average Nigerian farmer. Markus hopes to remain a member of Babban Gona and expand his farm throughout Kaduna State, moving from subsistence farming to commercial farming. His goal is that the earnings from his farm will provide his children with a meaningful education and improve the overall lifestyle of his family. He is also pleased with the benefits of the toxin-free maize that he grows as a member of Babban Gona and is excited for the impact this will have on his children’s health.



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