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Total loan: $125
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Zakariah

Nigeria
Kaduna, Nigeria / Farming

A loan of $125 helped to access high-quality inputs such as fertilizer and seed in order to double income and yield.


Zakariah's story

Zakariah remembers not being able to feed his family during a particularly bad harvest. This was before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, Zakariah, 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, Zakariah is ambitious and is aiming to reap 35 bags per hectare this season. “In 5 years, I want to become the most profitable farmer in my community” expressed Zakariah. With this loan, Zakariah is well on his way to achieving this dream.



Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 3, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Babban Gona Farmers Organization

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Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 3, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Babban Gona Farmers Organization