A loan helped buy books and uniforms for school going children.

Salomi's story

Salomi is a maize farmer from the rural area of Kaduna, a state located in northern Nigeria, who looks forward to earning higher profits from farming.

As a member of Babban Gona, Salomi has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase her yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Salomi now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Salomi receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Salomi expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, or double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare from this year's harvest. Salomi however needs a Harvest Advance loan to buy books and uniforms for school going children.

The Harvest Advance loan will provide Salomi with the cash equivalent of her value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Salomi to store her maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Salomi as she plans on using the profit from this harvest to save for her family's future.

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.

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