Total loan: $375


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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A loan helped buy books and uniforms for school-going children.

Habibu's story

Habibu is a hardworking farmer who has the ambition to expand his land under cultivation and earn higher profits from farming.

As a member of Babban Gona, Habibu has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services, which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Habibu now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the agronomy education Habibu receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Habibu expects to reap 40 bags/hectare of maize from this year's harvest, more than double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare.

Nonetheless, Habibu needs a Harvest Advance loan to buy books and uniforms for school-going children. This Harvest Advance loan will provide Habibu with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Habibu to store his maize and sell it at a higher price over the next 6 to 9 months, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial for Habibu as he plans on using the profit from this harvest to save for his family's future.