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Total loan: $325

Ezra

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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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


Ezra's story

Ezra. 49, is a hardworking maize farmer who lives in a modest mud house with his wife and more than 4 children in a small village in Kaduna state. Previously, despite toiling for long hours on his farm, Ezra was able to feed his family only 2 meals a day. Now that he is a Babban Gona member, Ezra 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 Ezra to optimize his yield, where he can attain yields of up to 3.8 metric tons per hectare, 2 times the national average in Nigeria. This will not only increase his income earnings 2.8 times the national average but also ensures that Ezra can continue to provide for his family. Ezra will use the income generated from his maize sales this season to build a better house for his family. Ezra is confident that with Babban Gona. he will overcome poverty, securing a strong future for generations to come.