Gladys is 49 years old and is married with four children. She lives and works in Benin City, Edo State. Her husband is an accountant.
Gladys is a friendly woman. She sells groceries and drinks at retail prices to her customers and with these combined businesses, she hopes to meet the basic needs of her immediate family members. She hopes to own a world-class supermarket in the future.
Gladys needs a loan of NGN 50,000 to purchase more groceries and drinks 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