A loan helped to buy more nutritious food for the family.


Jamilu's story

Jamilu is a maize farmer living in a small village in northern Nigeria. Similar to other farmers in the region, Jamilu's main income is from farming, which is perceived as non-lucrative. Jamilu is able to practice farming in a more lucrative way through access to training, quality agricultural inputs, and farming services that increase his yields by up to double the national Nigerian average.

However, Jamilu needs a Harvest Advance Loan to avoid losing part of his expected margins when, in order to take care of his family's immediate needs, he must sell his maize at low prices during harvest. Through this Harvest Advance Loan, Jamilu will receive cash equal to his value of maize at harvest while Babban Gona stores his maize and sells it at a higher price in the future.

With his increased income from this farming season, Jamilu plans to buy more nutritious food for the family. With this investment, Jamilu will contribute his quota to alleviating poverty in northern Nigeria.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.



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