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Total loan: $200

Simon

Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Health

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A loan helped to pay hospital bills.


Simon's story

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

The harvest advance loan will provide Simon with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Simon to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Simon as he plans on using the profit from this harvest to save for his family's future