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Mabel I. is a LAPO client. "Lift above poverty organization" (LAPO) is committed to improving lives in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. She sells groceries, foodstuffs, and drinks at retail prices to sustain herself and her immediate family. She has been in this business for a long time. She hopes for the loan amount of NGN 50,000 to purchase more groceries, foodstuffs, and drinks to sell. Mabel is 48 years old, married, and has four children. Her eldest child is 16 years old. Her husband is a civil servant and he also supports the home. She says thanks to all Kiva lenders.

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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
  • 426
    View loans »
    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,292,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 149.9
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mabel to purchase more groceries, foodstuffs, and drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2009
Feb 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010