Total loan: $175


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Personal Use

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

Yusif's story

Yusif is a maize farmer and Babban Gona member. Anticipating a good harvest this season, Yusif has the opportunity to attain yields of up to 8 metric tonnes of maize per hectare of land, which is 5.5 times that of the average Nigerian maize farmer.

Before joining Babban Gona, Yusif 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 such as food and clothing. Thanks to Babban Gona’s support, Yusif can store his maize and sell it at a future date for up to 37% greater than the market price at harvest.

As a Babban Gona member, Yusif will benefit from marketing support that could see him generate earnings of up to $2,000 per hectare of land.

Yusif is thankful that he now has the opportunity to improve the life of his children and family, and he looks forward to using his additional earnings to provide employment to members of his community through his farm.