Total loan: $750


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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A loan helped pay her children's school fees.

Deborah's story

Deborah is married and lives with her family in a remote village in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. Deborah is a hardworking maize farmer who works on her farm every day. This harvest season, Deborah will receive a cash advance, known as a harvest advance loan, which is equal to the price of maize at harvest, that allows her to meet the costs of pressing needs like paying school fees. Furthermore, Deborah will get crucial harvest support including renting a threshing machine, which will eliminate the common practice of using family labor. This will save her and her family 30 hours of manual labour per 100kg bag of maize, allowing more time for studying for her children. Babban Gona will also support Deborah by storing the harvested maize to sell later in the year. Now, Deborah does not have to forfeit making a profit by selling her maize at low harvest prices. With her loan, Deborah will be able to pay her children's tuition for a higher quality education in order to secure a high-paying job in the future.