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Total loan: $375

Shuaibu

Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Housing

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A loan helped to build a better house for the family.


Shuaibu's story

Shuaibu is a maize farmer from the rural area of Kaduna, a state located in northern Nigeria. He looks forward to earning higher profits from farming. As a member of Babban Gona, Shuaibu has access to high-quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Shuaibu now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Shuaibu receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields.

Shuaibu expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, or double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare from this year's harvest. Shuaibu, however, needs a Harvest Advance loan to build a better house for the family. The Harvest Advance loan will provide Shuaibu with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Shuaibu to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Shuaibu as he plans on using the increased income to build a better house for the family.