A loan helped to open an agro-dealer shop.


James's story

James 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, James has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, James now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the agronomy education James receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. James 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, James needs a Harvest Advance loan to open an agro-dealer shop. This Harvest Advance loan will provide James with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help James 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 James as he plans on using the profit from this harvest to open an agro-dealer shop.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.



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