Total loan: $400


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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Safaratu's story

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

This Harvest Advance loan will provide Safaratu with cash equivalent to the value of her maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Safaratu to store her maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Safaratu as she plans on using the profit from this harvest to to open an agro dealer shop.