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


Saratu's story

Saratu is a dedicated farmer and mother of three from Kaduna. As a Babban Gona member, Saratu, is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Saratu can earn up to $2000/ha 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, Saratu is ambitious and is hoping that as a result of this loan, she will be able to access quality inputs such as fertilizer and improved seeds that will result in a yields that are higher than both the national and Babban Gona averages. Saratu is hopeful about what the future holds. Shehopes that with the increased income as a result of a high yield, she will finally be able to afford to educate her children Alhamdu, Yakubu and Jonathan. Saratu’s dreams do not end there: “ultimately, I want to ensure my children are educated and have professional jobs” she expressed.



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