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


Adamu Boby's story

Adamu Boby is a Babban Gona farmer from Shawai. Adamu Boby expressed that he is driven by one goal; to “make more money for myself and my family.” It is the desire to fulfill this ambition that led Adamu Boby to join Babban Gona. Now, as a Babban Gona member, he finally has the opportunity to access credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Adamu Boby 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 of maize/hectare, double the national average of 14. However, Adamu Boby, is ambitious and is aiming to reap more than 30 bags per hectare this season. By doing so, Adamu Boby will finally have enough money to make significant life changes. When asked what he plans to do with his income from this season, he said: “I plan to use the money I make to provide more food and clothing for my family”. With this loan, Adamu Boby will be able to access all the inputs and services to make this dream a reality.



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