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

Rahila's story

Rahila is a maize farmer and a member of Babban Gona Farmers Organization. She joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for her children: Yahaya, Musa, and Audi. Rahila is excited that Babban Gona offers a lasting solution to ending the cycle of poverty.

For the first time, Rahila will have access to quality inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds. Without this loan, she would be subjected to buying these products on the open market where the products are not only very expensive, but are often diluted with external products such as sand. With access to high quality inputs, Rahila can reap up to 30 bags/hectare, double the national average of 14, and earn up to $2,000/ha, more than three times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income.

When asked how she plans to spend the income she will make this year as a Babban Gona member, Rahila said, “I plan to use the money to expand my farmland.” Rahila is not thinking about this year alone; she said that her long-term goal is to “become the most profitable farmer in my community.” With this loan, she is well on her way to achieving her goal.

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