Total loan: $250


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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Tajidini's story

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

Babban Gona will provide Tajidini with a harvest advance loan, a cash payment equal to the price of his maize at harvest, to help him meet pressing personal needs. During the harvest, Tajidini will have access to 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, Tajidini will store his maize at harvest and sell it for up to 40% higher than the market price. With his maize stored, Tajidini 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, Tajidini will be able to pay his children’s school fees, enabling them to get quality education, which prior to his membership in Babban Gona, he would have had difficulty doing.