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


Alh. Lawal's story

Alh. Lawal is a farmer from Nasarawa. As a Babban Gona member, Alh. Lawal is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Alh. Lawal 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, Alh. Lawal is ambitious and is hoping that as a result of this loan, he will be able to access quality inputs such as fertilizer and improved seeds that will result in a yield of at least 50 bags of maize per hectare this season. Alh. Lawal is hopeful about what the future holds; he hopes that with the increased income as a result of a high yield, he will finally be able to afford to educate his children; Abdul, and Abubakar. Alh. Lawal’s dreams do not end there: “ultimately, I want to make more money for myself and my family”, he expressed.



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