Total loan: $225


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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A loan helped to pay for children's school fees.

Sani's story

Sani is a Babban Gona maize farmer from Sha Labari village. As a member of Babban Gona, Sani does not have to worry about failed crops and poor harvest. Thanks to access to quality inputs and services, Sani expects to reap up to 35 bags/hectare of maize, double the national average of 18 bags/hectare in Nigeria.

Because he is a Babban Gona member, Sani does not have to forfeit making a profit by selling his maize at low harvest prices to cater for basic provisions for and him and his family. Babban Gona offers a harvest advance loan to Sani in the form of a cash advance, equal to the price of maize at harvest, that allows him to meet pressing household needs such as food and clothing.

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

With this loan and subsequent additional income, Sani will have sufficient funds to pay for his children’s school fees, securing their future and that of generations to come.