Total loan: $200


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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Abdullahi's story

Abdullahi is a Babban Gona maize farmer living in rural northern Nigeria. Thanks to crop insurance and access to high-quality inputs and services, Abdullahi and his seven children do not have to worry about failed crops or poor harvests. Indeed, he expects to reap up to 40 bags of maize per hectare, which is double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags of maize per hectare.

Nevertheless, Abdullahi faces a typical problem for farmers in his area, which is that most of them are forced to sell their produce at extremely low prices during the harvest. The problem arises because farmers urgently need cash after a long planting and harvesting season, and the harvest coincides with tuition deadlines for the second half of the school year. To solve this problem, Babban Gona will provide Abdullahi 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.

Abdullahi plans to use the profit from this harvest to provide his family with better food.