Patience owns a cyber café in her community in Lagos state, Nigeria. Patience is 29 years old. She is married but does not have children. Patience hopes for the loan amount of N100,000 to purchase more computers to enable her to meet the growing demand of her numerous customers. She says thank you.
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