Total loan: $300


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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.

Isiya's story

Isiya, who is married with three 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 livelihood. Due to the very low income realized from his farming business, it has become difficult for Isiya to support his family's needs. This is a major challenge common to smallholders regardless of the yield they achieve during harvest. By working with Babban Gona, and thanks to this loan, Isiya will not only get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers, and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield, but also help him to earn up to 2.8 times what the average Nigerian farmer makes from selling maize to premium buyers. This will mean that Isiya can continue to provide for his family. At the end of the season, Isiya plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations.