Gloria sells sarongs of various colours and shapes and she also sells shoes. She hopes to own a boutique in the future. She is 28 years old and married with two children. Her husband repairs computers. All her children are in school and she is determined to give them quality education. She hopes for a loan of 150,000 naira to purchase more sarongs and shoes to sell. She says thanks 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