A loan of $75 helped to purchase high quality inputs in order to double her maize yield and income.


Matha's story

Matha is a Babban Gona farmer from Kwankwani. Matha is driven by one goal: "to become the most profitable farmer in my community.” It is the desire to fulfil this ambition that led Matha 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, Matha can earn up to 2,000 USD per 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 of maize per hectare, double the national average of 14. However, Matha is ambitious and is aiming to reap at least 40 bags per hectare this season. By doing so, Matha 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, Matha will be able to access all the inputs and services to make this dream a reality.



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