Blessing, 40 years old, is married with 2 children. She is very hardworking. Specifically, she sells cooked foods. She has been in this business all of her life and consequently has the experience of ensuring that she keeps her customers coming back by giving them the best dish possible. With the profit she makes, she assists her family. She is requesting a loan of N 100,000; she will use the money to purchase more foodstuffs. She says thanks to all Kiva lenders for their support.
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