Total loan: $750


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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

Shafiu's story

Shafiu is married and lives with his family in a remote village in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. Shafiu is a hardworking maize farmer who works on his farm every day.

This harvest season, Shafiu will receive a cash advance, known as a harvest advance loan, which is equal to the price of maize at harvest, that allows him to meet the costs of pressing needs like paying school fees. Furthermore, Shafiu will get crucial harvest support including renting a threshing machine, which will eliminate the common practice of using family labor. This will save him and his family 30 hours of manual labor per 100kg bag of maize, allowing more time for studying for his children. Babban Gona will also support Shafiu by storing the harvested maize to sell later in the year. Now, Shafiu does not have to forfeit making a profit by selling his maize at low harvest prices.

With his loan, Shafiu will be able to pay his children's tuition for a higher-quality education in order to secure a high-paying job in the future.