Total loan: $900


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Personal Use

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Abdussamad's story

Abdussamad is a 35-year-old maize farmer from Jidde Suddu village. As a Babban Gona member, he has access to quality inputs, credit, good markets and trained agronomists that help guarantee a bountiful harvest of up to 35 bags/hectare of maize, double the national average of 18 bags/hectare in Nigeria.

Thanks to his membership, Abdussamad is able to enjoy the benefits of his hard work. He does not have to rely on middlemen to buy his produce at harvest, remitting a low price to him and leaving him in great despair. With the harvest loan provided by Babban Gona, a cash advance equal to the price of maize at harvest, Abdussamad is confident that he will get a fair market price.

Abdussamad will also access crucial services, such as transportation and threshing, all provided to him by Babban Gona to improve the quality of his produce. With Babban Gona’s support, he will store his maize at harvest and sell it for up to 40% higher than the market price. With his quality maize stored, Abdussamad can generate earnings of up to $1,000/hectare, more than four times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income.

Abdussamad will use the proceeds from his harvest to meet pressing household needs such as food and clothing and hopes to also use his extra income to fulfill his lifelong dream of going on pilgrimage.