Blessing is married and has three children. She is 48 years old. Her husband works as a security man at a private firm in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria. She is a LAPO client. LAPO (Lift above poverty organization) is committed to improving lives in Nigeria and Africa. She sells soft drinks and pure water at retail prices to her customers. She wants to change her line of business because of the high season. She hopes to sell baby items like clothes, shoes, bags and cream. She says that this business is highly profitable. She is requesting a loan to purchase baby items to sell. She says "thanks" 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