Total loan: $300


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.

Ishaya's story

Ishaya is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and four children in a small village in Kaduna state. In the past, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Ishaya was able to feed his family only two meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, and thanks to this loan, he will be provided with higher-yielding seeds that are locally adapted and are widely accepted in his local community. He will also have the recommended pesticides and fertilizers based on the results of his field assessment. This will enable Ishaya to optimize his yield, so that he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tonnes per hectare—twice the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings by 2.8 times the national average but also ensure that Ishaya can continue to provide for his family. Ishaya will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to build a better house for his family. Ishaya is confident that with Babban Gona he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations of his family to come.