"I am proud to be a Lift Above Poverty Organization member," says A. Beatrice, who is married. She is 27 years old and lives on Cowan Street in Asaba, Delta state. She sells weavon, hair cream, and relaxer. She also fixes hair, and does pedicures & manicures. "I hope to buy more weavon, hair cream and relaxer," says Mrs. A. Beatrice. She has been in this business since 2005.
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