Sandra is 31 years old and happily married with five children. She lives in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Sandra sells foodstuffs like garri (roasted cassava), beans, rice and dried fish and has been in this business for 5 years. She hopes for the loan of N50,000 to purchase more foodstuffs to sell. She says thank you to all Kiva lenders.
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