Total loan: $400


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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Diana's story

Diana 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, Diana has access to high-quality inputs and enhanced farming services, which help to increase her yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Diana now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Diana receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen the environmental impacts and increase yields. Diana expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, or double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare, from this year's harvest. The Harvest Advance loan will provide Diana with cash equivalent to the value of her maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Diana to store her maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Diana as she plans on using the profit from this harvest to to open an agro-dealer shop.