Mary is 45 years old, and married with 4 children. Her eldest child is 23 years old. Her children are still dependent on her and they go to school. She lives in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. She is a friendly woman and she uses her friendly skills to attract more customers to her stall. She is a fashion designer and she also sells tailoring materials. She makes lovely Nigerian designs for her customers. She hopes to own a fashion home in the future. She is requesting a loan amount of NGN 70,000 to purchase more tailoring materials to sell. She 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