A loan helped to pay hospital bills through a harvest advance loan.


Suraja's story

Suraji is a hardworking farmer who has the ambition to expand his land under cultivation and earn higher profits from farming.

As a member of Babban Gona, Suraja has access to high-quality inputs and enhanced farming services that help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Suraja now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the agronomy education Suraja receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Suraja expects to reap 40 bags/hectare of maize from this year's harvest, more than double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare. Nonetheless, Suraja needs a Harvest Advance Loan to pay hospital bills.

This Harvest Advance Loan will provide Suraja with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Suraja to store his maize and sell it at a higher price over the next 6 to 9 months, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial for Suraja as he plans on using the profits from this harvest to pay his children's school fees.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.



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