Total loan: $375


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Housing

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A loan helped to complete a modest building for his family.

Abubakar's story

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

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