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Total loan: $375


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Food

Ashabu's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy more nutritious foods.

Ashabu's story

Ashabu 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, Ashabu has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Ashabu now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the agronomy education Ashabu receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Ashabu 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, Ashabu needs a Harvest Advance loan to buy more nutritious foods. This Harvest Advance loan will provide Ashabu with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Ashabu 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 Ashabu as he plans on using the profit from this harvest to feed his family with more nutritious food.