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


Audu I.'s story

Audu is a Babban Gona farmer from Gidan Shawai. Audu expressed that he is driven by one goal; to “make more money for myself and my family.” It is the desire to fulfil this ambition that led Audu 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, Audu 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, Audu is ambitious and is aiming to reap 35 bags per hectare this season. By doing so, Audu 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 expand my farmland”. With this loan, Audu will be able to access all the inputs and services to make this dream a reality.



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