Helen is married with 4 children and she is advanced in age. She is 55 years old. She lives in Lagos State, Nigeria. She sells local gin popularly known as "ogogoro" in Nigeria.
She is a hard working woman and she hopes to lift her business and family above poverty. She is very happy with the loan facilities she is receiving from Kiva. She hopes for a loan amount of N 140,000 to purchase more local gin 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