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Total loan: $50


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy nutritious food to eat all year-round for a healthier and more productive life.

Liman's story

With only one maize growing season per year in northern Nigeria, maintaining healthy and nutritious food supplies year-round or during drought years can be a tricky business for farmers.

Luckily, as a Babban Gona maize farmer, Liman receives crop insurance and access to high-quality inputs and services, so he does not have to worry about failed crops or poor harvests. This means Liman has a more predictable income, which he can use to access more nutritious food and increase year-round caloric availability for his family.

Through this loan, known as a harvest advance loan, Liman will receive a cash advance, equal to the price of his maize, that allows him to buy more nutritious food for his family while Babban Gona stores his corn to sell in the future at a better price.

With his increased income, Liman will be able to enjoy a more healthy life, and also help out other members of his Trust Group and village, for a more productive community.