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Total loan: $375
Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture
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A loan helped to complete a modest building for his family.
Alhassan 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, Alhassan has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Alhassan now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Alhassan receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Alhassan expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, or double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare from this year's harvest. Alhassan however needs a Harvest Advance loan to build a modest house for his family. The Harvest Advance loan will provide Alhassan with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Alhassan to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Alhassan as he plans on using the increased income to complete this project.