A loan of $350 helped to access agricultural inputs and technologies that increase maize yields and iltimately profitability.


Zaiya's story

Zaiya is a 30-year-old female Babban Gona member, residing in Pampaida-Makaranta. Zaiya has high hopes for the profits she can make on her 0.7 hectare farm this season. She hopes to build off her success with Babban Gona from last year; with the profit she was able to make last year, Zaiya remarks that “[her] life is good because of Babban Gona.” Being a member of Babban Gona has allowed Zaiya to think positively about not only her future but that of her children. This year, a Babban Gona loan in the form of improved seeds, high quality fertilizers, and other critical inputs and services will give Zaiya the opportunity to triple her yield and income. Her personal aim is to be able to afford to build a better house for her and her family as well as satisfy her life-long desire to go on a religious pilgrimage. For her three children, Mansura, Sani, and Salamatu, she hopes that she will be able to afford to send them to university with the money she makes through Babban Gona.



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