A loan of $175 helped to access high-quality inputs such as fertilizer and seed in order to double income and yield.

Istifanus's story

Istifanus is a 35-year-old farmer from Kwankwani. As a Babban Gona member, Istifanus is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist.

Like all Babban Gona members, Istifanus can earn up to $2,000/hectare this season from growing maize, more than three times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income. The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags/hectare, double the national average of 14. However, Istifanus is ambitious and is aiming to reap 60 bags per hectare this season.

When asked, Istifanus said, “I plan to use the money I make to expand my farmland,” and in five years, I want to “become the most profitable farmer in my community.”

With this loan, he is well on his way to achieving this dream.

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