Total loan: $75


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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.

Ismaila's story

Ismaila who is 35 years of age and married with four 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 farmers like Ismaila 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, this loan will not only enable Ismaila to get access to better-yielding seeds, fertilizers, and other essential farm inputs that will boost his yield, but it 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. This will ensure that Ismaila can continue to provide for his family. At the end of the season, Ismaila plans to use the profits he earns from his harvest to purchase additional farmland so as to expand his maize farming operations.