Total loan: $225


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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A loan helped to pay his children's school fees.

Yahaya's story

Yahaya is a Babban Gona maize farmer who lives in rural northern Nigeria.

Thanks to crop insurance and access to high-quality inputs and services, Yahaya and his eight children do not have to worry about failed crops or poor harvests. He expects to reap up to 40 bags of maize per hectare, which is double the Nigerian national average of 18 bags of maize per hectare.

However, most farmers are forced to sell their produce at extremely low prices during harvest, which coincides with tuition for the second half of the school year. This is because farmers urgently need cash after a long planting and harvesting season.

To prevent this, Babban Gona will provide Yahaya with a Harvest Advance Loan, a cash payment equal to the value of his maize at harvest, to help him pay for his children's school fees. Yahaya plans to use the profit from this harvest to pay his children's school fees.