Muhammadu recently sold his last harvest for a record profit, and is planning which crops to plant for his next season.
Irrigation Farm Biographies
Personal Story of Musa Abdullahi, an employee of Irrigation Farm:
Musa Abdullahi has been working with Shehu for over 3 years. Musa is a family man with 5 children and a wife. Over the years of working on the Irrigation farm wit Shehu, Musa uses the income he makes to take care of family
Two of his children have graduated from secondary school while the other 3 are in primary school. His children have had an opportunity for education because of the work he does with Shehu.
Musa plans to both continue working on the farm with Shehu and also to start a little business on the side to help him make extra income before harvest comes in.
Personal Story of Yusuf Muhammad, a child attending school:
Yusuf Muhammad is one of Shehu’s sons, he is 18 years old. Has been working on the farm with his father for about 8 years now. He has been a tremendous help and how to farm business works; from the preparation of the land to the sowing of the seeds, weeding and even to harvesting and sales of the farm produce.
With the money Shehu earns from the farm, he has sent Yusuf to school since primary school, and he is now he studying in the School of Engineering in Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic where he will get his Higher National Diploma in a few months.
Yusuf helps his family when he makes some money on the farm and also from brick laying work he does on the side for extra income.
Personal Story of Suleiman Nasiru, Orphan supported by the Irrigation Farm:
Suleiman Nasiru, a 3 year old boy, lost his parents 2 years ago due to a sickness, and has been staying with Shehu since the death of his parents.
Suleiman’s father was Shehu’s cousin, so after Suleiman’s parents passed away, Shehu took him in and took responsibility for the boy.
Suleiman has been well fed, clothed and though he has not started school yet but Shehu plans to put him in school in a few months.
Story of Adamu S. Yaki, a supporter of Irrigation Farm:
Adamu S. Yaki is one of Shehu’s good friends. He and Shehu have been friends for over 40 years. They grew up together.
Adamu is a business man that buys goods in wholesale. From time to time he helps Shehu with some money for his business and most times he gives him advice on how to grow his business and increase his income.
Shehu values his relationship with Adamu greatly.
a. Ideas on best crop rotation techniques
b. Ideas on marketing of crops to a larger market
c. Ideas on the most effective way of irrigating the farm, to conserve water and best grow the crops
d. Financial management methods for effective management of income
e. Best packaging methods to reduce the perishing of the crops