A loan of $200 helped to purchase high-quality inputs in order to double maize yield and income.


Abubakar Aliyu's story

Abubakar Aliyu is a Babban Gona farmer from Ikara. Abubakar Aliyu 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 Abubakar Aliyu to join Babban Gona. Now, as a Babban Gona member, he finally has the opportunity to access credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Abubakar Aliyu 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, Abubakar Aliyu, is ambitious and is aiming to reap at least 35 bags per hectare this season. By doing so, Abubakar Aliyu 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 build a better home”. With this loan, Abubakar Aliyu will be able to access all the inputs and services to make this dream a reality.



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