Mrs. Esther O. has been the union leader for LAPO for seven years. She is 50 years old and is married with six children. She is from the urban area of Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria. She sells wholesale and retail raw food items. She needs this money to buy more raw food items to sell.
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