Total loan: $375


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Personal Use

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A loan helped buy more nutritious foods.

Rabiu's story

Rabiu 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, Rabiu has access to high-quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Rabiu now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Rabiu receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Rabiu expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare, from this year's harvest. Rabiu, however, needs a Harvest Advance loan to buy more nutritious food.

The Harvest Advance loan will provide Rabiu with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Rabiu to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Rabiu as he plans on using the profit from this harvest to buy a car.