A loan of $150 helped to purchase high-quality inputs in order to double yield and income.


Yakubu's story

Yakubu remembers not being able to pay school fees during a particularly bad harvest. This is before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, as a Babban Gona member, Yakubu like all Babban Gona members, can earn up to $2000/ha this season from growing maize, more than three times the Nigerian farmer’s annual income. The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags/hectare, double the National average of 14. However, Yakubu, is ambitious and is aiming to reap 35 bags per hectare this season. Yakubu expressed that “In 5 years, I want to make more money for myself and my family.” With this loan, Yakubu is well on his way to achieving this dream.



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