A loan of $125 helped to purchase high-quality inputs in order to double maize yield and income.

Barnabas's story

Barnabas is a 55-year-old farmer from Kwankwani. As a Babban Gona member, Barnabas, is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Barnabas can earn up to $2000/hectare this season from growing maize, more than three times the Nigerian farmer’s average annual income.

The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags/hectare; double the national average of 14. However, Barnabas is ambitious and is hoping that as a result of this loan, he will be able to access quality inputs such as fertilizer and improved seeds that will result in a yield of at least 60 bags of maize per hectare this season. Barnabas is hopeful about what the future holds - he hopes that with the increased income as a result of a high yield, he will finally be able to afford to educate his children; Ezekiel and Mathew. Barnabas' dreams do not end here: “ultimately, I want to ensure my children are educated and have professional jobs,” he expressed.

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