Total loan: $400


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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Ishaku's story

Following Ishaku's initial loan request, he was able to purchase improved inputs and he is delighted with the prospects this holds. As a hard-working farmer, he has the ambition to provide his family with better healthcare from the profits of farming.

As a member of Babban Gona, Ishaku has access to enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Ishaku now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the agronomy education he receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. He expects to reap 40 bags/hectare of maize from this year's harvest, more than double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare.

This Harvest Advance loan will provide him with the cash equivalent of the value of his maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Ishaku to store his maize and sell it at a higher price over the next 6 to 9 months, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial for him as he plans on using the profit from this harvest to get better healthcare for his family.