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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.

Hassan's story

Hassan 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, Hassan has access to high-quality inputs and enhanced farming services, which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Hassan now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Hassan receives focuses on microdosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Hassan expects to reap 35 bags/hectare from this year's harvest, or almost double the national average of 18 bags/hectare.

Hassan 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 Hassan with cash equivalent to the value of his maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Hassan to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Hassan, as he plans on using the increased income to build a better house for the family.