Total loan: $375


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Housing

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Jibrin's story

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

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