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Mariam sells fufu in her restaurant. Fufu is a food gotten from cassava and it is eaten with soup in Nigeria. This is her main source of income and she hopes to make more profits. She is a widow with 9 children. Mariam is 52 years old. She says thanks to all kiva lenders

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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
  • 2
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $5,958,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 154.2
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Mariam to purchase more cassava for making fufu to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 11, 2010