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Total loan: $450
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Saade

Nigeria
Kaduna, Nigeria / Farming

A loan of $450 helped to buy fertilizers, seeds, and agricultural technologies to increase maize yields.


Saade's story

Saade, 45, is a proud female member of Babban Gona. As a maize farmer in Kwatau village in Nigeria, prior to Babban Gona Saade was struggling to support her family of five with her low yields from her land. As a member of Babban Gona, she has experienced an increase in yields and profitability. This year Saade, like all Babban Gona members, has the opportunity to increase her yield and profit to 3 times as much as the average farmer. A Babban Gona loan will ensure that she is able to access the high quality inputs she needs to increase her yield this season as well as the storage services that give her the opportunity to sell her produce in a premium market. Saade is proud that she can set a good example for her children and hopes to work hard and to grow her business to make her children proud. Through her membership in Babban Gona, Saade has recognized the importance of health and hopes to see her children acquire health education as well as maintaining good health through the toxin-free maize that she now grows. Looking towards the next five years, Saade hopes that she can work to support other small-scale farmers in rural areas similar to her village.



Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: May 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Babban Gona Farmers Organization

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Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: May 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Babban Gona Farmers Organization