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


Usman's story

Usman is a 50-year-old farmer from Doka. As a Babban Gona member, Usman is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Usman can earn up to $2000/ha this season from growing maize, more than three times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income. The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags/hectare, double the national average of 14. However, Usman is ambitious and is aiming to reap 40 bags per hectare this season. When asked, Usman said “I plan to use the money I make to provide more food and clothing for my family. In 5 years, I want to ensure other members of my community are lifted out of poverty.” With this loan, Usman is on his way to achieving this dream.



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