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Total loan: $200

Solomon

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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.


Solomon's story

Solomon is a Babban Gona maize farmer. Thanks to Babban Gona’s support, Solomon is thankful that days of poor yields are long gone. As a Babban Gona member, he has the opportunity to achieve yields of up to 8 metric tons of maize per hectare of land, 5.5 times the yield of the average Nigerian farmer.

Traditionally, Solomon would have had to sell his maize for low prices at harvest to meet his immediate cash needs such as food and clothing. With Babban Gona’s support, Solomon will store the maize he harvests and delay it’s sale until a date later in the season when he can obtain a significantly higher price for his maize at a premium up to 37% more than the harvest price.

With the opportunity to earn up to $2000 per hectare of land, Solomon now has the opportunity to actualize his dream to grow his agriculture business for himself and family members and would like to use this additional income to ensure that all his children get a post secondary education.