Edwin sells pastries like meat pies and egg rolls to make a living. He is a hardworking man and he sells for long hours to support his home.
Edwin is 32 years old and married with two children, his youngest child being two years old. His children are still dependent on him and they go to school.
Edwin hopes for a loan of NGN 70,000 to purchase more baking materials like bags of flour to bake more pastries to sell. He 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