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Total loan: $50
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Salamatu

Nigeria
Kaduna, Nigeria / Farming

A loan of $50 helped to access high-quality inputs such as fertilizer and seed in order to double income and yield.


Salamatu's story

Salamatu is a Babban Gona farmer from Kwankwani. Salamatu expressed that she is driven by one goal: to “become the most profitable farmer in my community.” It is the desire to fulfill this ambition that led Salamatu to join Babban Gona. Now, as a Babban Gona member, she finally has the opportunity to access credit, good markets, and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Salamatu can earn up to $2000/ha this season from growing maize, more than three times the Nigerian farmer’s average annual income. The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags of maize/hectare, double the national average of 14. However, Salamatu is ambitious and is aiming to reap at least 35 bags per hectare this season. By doing so, Salamatu will finally have enough money to make significant life changes. When asked what she plans to do with her income from this season, she said: “I plan to use the money I make to expand my farmland.” With this loan, Salamatu will be able to access all the inputs and services to make this dream a reality.



Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: June 23, 2014
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: June 23, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Babban Gona Farmers Organization