Chijoke sells building materials to make a living in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He is 32 years old and is single without children. He hopes to get married very soon.
Chijoke has been in this business for eight years. He is a hardworking man and he hopes to expand his business in future. He is requesting a loan of 170,000 NGN to purchase more building materials to sell. He 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