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Total loan: $150

Dahiru

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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy food and clothing, eliminating pressure to sell maize for low prices at harvest.


Dahiru's story

Dahiru is a maize farmer and Babban Gona Farmers Organization member.

Anticipating a good harvest this season, Dahiru has the opportunity to attain yields of up to eight metric tons of maize per hectare of land, 5.5 times that of the average Nigerian maize farmer.

Before joining Babban Gona, Dahiru would have had to sell his maize at harvest, a period when maize prices are at their lowest in the market, to meet his immediate cash needs.

With the help of this loan, Dahiru can store his maize and sell it at a future date, for up to 37% above the market price at harvest. As a Babban Gona member, Dahiru will benefit from marketing support that could see him generate earnings of up to USD 2,000 per hectare.

Dahiru is thankful that he now has the opportunity to improve the life of his children and family and looks forward to using his additional earnings to ensure that each of his children gets a university education.