Total loan: $375


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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Elisha's story

Elisha 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, Elisha has access to high-quality inputs and enhanced farming services, which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Elisha now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Elisha receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields.

Elisha expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, or double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare from this year's harvest. Elisha however needs a Harvest Advance loan to avoid losing margins by selling his maize at harvest, when prices are low due to the high supply of maize. The Harvest Advance loan will provide Elisha with the cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Elisha to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns.

This is crucial to Elisha as he plans on using the increased income to build a better house for his family.