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Doris is a tailor, sewing clothes for both men and women, and she also sells sarongs of various colors. Her primary customers are residents, neighbors and friends. She is very creative and hardworking. She has been in this sewing business for five years and hopes for a bigger stall in the future.

Doris is 28 years old and is married with a child. Her husband is a businessman and he also supports the home.

Doris hopes to employ more hands to enable her to reach a larger number of customers in this festive season. She is requesting a loan of NGN 150,000 to purchase a sewing machine and more sarongs. She says thanks to all Kiva lenders.

Doris is a LAPO (Lift Above Poverty Organization) client. LAPO is committed to improving lives in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.

Additional Information

Important Information

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.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,043,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 149.3
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Doris to purchase a sewing machine and more sarongs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2009
Dec 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 26, 2010