A loan of $375 helps to buy more nutritious food for his family.


Nasiru's story

Nasiru is grateful for the input loan he received; through this, he gained access to better yielding seeds and fertilizers to boost his yield, amongst other things.

However, with only one rainy season per year in northern Nigeria, maintaining healthy and nutritious food supplies year-round or during periods of drought can be challenging for farmers.

Luckily, as a Babban Gona maize farmer, Nasiru receives crop insurance and access to high-quality inputs and services, so he does not have to worry about failed crops or poor harvests.

This means Nasiru has a more predictable income, which he can use to access more nutritious food and increase year-round caloric consumption for his family.

Through this loan, known as a harvest advance loan, Nasiru will receive a cash advance, equal to the price of his maize, that allows him to buy more nutritious food for the family while Babban Gona stores his maize to sell in the future at a better price.

With his increased income, Nasiru will be able to enjoy a healthier life, and also help out other members of his Trust Group and village to build a more productive community.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.

David, Kiva staff

David
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.