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

Sunday's story

Sunday is grateful for the input loan she received. Through this, she gained access to better yielding seeds and fertilizers to boost her 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, Sunday receives crop insurance and access to high-quality inputs and services, so she does not have to worry about failed crops or poor harvests. This means Sunday has a more predictable income, which she can use to access more nutritious food and increase year-round caloric consumption for her family.

Through this loan, known as a harvest advance loan, she will receive a cash advance, equal to the price of her maize. This allows her to buy more nutritious food for the family while Babban Gona stores her maize to sell in the future at a better price. With her increased income, Sunday will be able to enjoy a healthier life, and also help out other members of her Trust Group and village to build a more productive community.

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.

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