Total loan: $850

Alh Bashiru

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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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Alh Bashiru's story

Alh Bashiru is a maize farmer from Barau village. Alh Bashiru is happy to be a member of Babban Gona, a partner in the fight against poverty. Building on his previous input loan, Alh Bashiru expects to reap up to 35 bags/hectare of maize, double the national average of 18 bags/hectare in Nigeria.

Babban Gona will provide Alh Bashiru with a harvest advance loan, a cash payment equal to the price of his maize at harvest, in order to help him meet pressing personal needs. During the harvest, Alh Bashiru will access key services, such as quality threshing and harvesting amenities, which will enable him to thresh his produce on time. This will ensure that pests, which can significantly reduce his harvest yield and subsequently negatively impact his income, don’t affect his produce.

With Babban Gona’s support, Alh Bashiru will store his maize at harvest and sell it for up to 40% higher than the market price. With his maize stored, Alh Bashiru can generate earnings of up to $1,000/hectare, more than four times the average Nigerian farmer’s annual income.

With this cash advance and added income, Alh Bashiru will be able to pay his children’s school fees, enabling them to access quality education, which prior to his membership in Babban Gona, he would have had difficulty doing.