Total loan: $300


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved inputs in order to get a good harvest and earn more money.

Isa's story

Isa, who is 49 years old and married with 4 children, lives in a rural town in Kaduna, Nigeria. He lives in a small community where maize farming is the major occupation and means of living. Due to the very low income obtained from his farming business, it has become difficult for farmers like Isa to support their families' needs. This is a major challenge common to all smallholders regardless of the yield they achieve during harvest. By working with Babban Gona and thanks to this loan Isa will not only be able to get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield but the loan will also help him earn up to 2.8 times in net income, compared to the average Nigerian farmer from selling his maize to premium buyers; hence ensuring that Isa can continue to provide for his family. At the end of the season, Isa plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations.