Total loan: $400


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Housing

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A loan helped to build a modest house for his family.

Rabiu's story

Rabiu is a maize farmer from the rural area of Kaduna, a state located in northern Nigeria, and he looks forward to earning higher profits from farming.

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

However, Rabiu needs a Harvest Advance loan to build a modest house for his family. The Harvest Advance loan will provide Rabiu with cash equivalent to the value of his maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Rabiu to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Rabiu as he plans on using the increased income to complete this project.