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Toyin designs clothes of various styles in line with customers' demand. She also sells tailoring materials and has been in this business for the past four years, after training for two years. In her locality she is the only one selling tailoring materials hence the increased demand. She is requesting the loan of N140,000 to purchase more tailoring materials to sell.

Toyin is 35 years old and married with four children. She says thank you

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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.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,002,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 158.0
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Toyin to purchase tailoring materials to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010