Total loan: $400


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy more nutritious food for his family.

Thomas's story

Thomas is a maize farmer in northern Nigeria. Recently, he received a loan from Babban Gona which he used for better yielding seeds and fertilizers to boost his yield, amongst other things.

Thomas is now applying for a harvest advance loan, where he will receive a cash advance, equal to the price of his maize, that allows him to buy more nutritious food for his family while Babban Gona stores his maize to sell in the future at a better price.

There is only one rainy season in northern Nigeria, so maintaining healthy and nutritious food supplies year round or during periods of drought can be challenging for farmers. Luckily, as a Babban Gona maize farmer, Thomas receives crop insurance, so he does not have to worry about failed crops or poor harvests. In addition, Thomas has a more predictable and increased income, which he can use to access more nutritious food, increase the year-round caloric consumption for his family, and live a healthier life. Babban Gona's support also enables Thomas to help out other members of his Trust Group and village to build a more productive community.