A loan of $300 helped to access high quality inputs such as fertilizer and seed in order to double income and yield.


Isiya's story

Isiya is a 42-year-old farmer from Tudun-Doka. As a Babban Gona member, Isiya is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained agronomist. Like all Babban Gona members, Isiya can earn up to $2000/ha this season from growing maize, more than three times the Nigerian farmer’s average annual income. The average Babban Gona farmer yields 30 bags/hectare; double the national average of 14. However, Isiya is ambitious and is hoping that as a result of this loan, he will be able to acces quality inputs such as fertilizer and improved seeds that will result in a yield of at least 40 bags of maize per hectare this season. Isiya is hopeful about what the future holds; he hopes that with the increased income as a result of a high yield, he will finally be able to afford to educate his children. Isiya’s dreams do not end here: “ultimately, I want to become the most profitable farmer in my community”, he said.



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