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Total loan: $375


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Housing

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

Shehu's story

Shehu is a maize farmer from the rural area of Kaduna, a state located in northern Nigeria who looks forward to earning higher profits from farming.

As a member of Babban Gona, Shehu has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Shehu now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Shehu receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields.

Shehu expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, or double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare from this year's harvest. Shehu however needs a Harvest Advance loan to avoid losing margins by selling his maize at harvest, when prices are low due to the high supply of maize.

The Harvest Advance loan will provide Shehu with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Shehu to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns.

This is crucial to Shehu as he plans on using the increased income to build a better house for the family.