Bisi earns a living selling foodstuffs such as yam, cassava, corn and various traditional dishes. She started this business five years ago, and is applying for this loan to buy more items to sell. Bisi is 41 years old, married and has one child. She wishes to express her gratitude to all Kiva lenders for their generosity and support.
The Kiva Field Partner in Nigeria who administers this loan is called the Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO). Kiva’s Staff wants to call your attention to the fact that LAPO is the subject of controversy. While all Kiva Field Partners charge an interest rate on loans to sustainably operate, LAPO’s interest rates (see their “Portfolio Yield”) and profitability (see their “Return on Assets”) are amongst the highest on Kiva. Kiva’s Staff encourages you to learn more about this Nigerian Field Partner before making this loan. http://www.kiva.org/partners/20