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Total loan: $125
Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture
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A loan helped to pay for school fees and uniforms, thereby reducing pressure to sell his corn for low prices at harvest.
Shehu is a Babban Gona maize farmer. Before he became a Babban Gona member, Shehu would have had to sell his maize for low prices soon after harvest, to meet his immediate cash needs. With this loan and Babban Gona’s support, Shehu can now store his maize at harvest time and sell it a few months later for up to 40% higher than the market price at harvest. When asked about his goals, Shehu expressed a desire to use the extra income to build a better home and, in the long run, ensure that his children, Ezira, Osia, and Ashiru, are educated and have professional jobs.