Esther sells frozen foods, like chicken, turkey and frozen fish. She also has a business renting DVDs and VCDs. With these combined businesses, she hopes to meet the basic needs of her family.
Esther is married and has 2 children. She is 32 years old. Her husband is a businessman and he also supports the home.
She is hoping for a loan of NGN 160,000 to purchase more frozen food to sell. She says "thanks" to all Kiva lenders in anticipation of the loan.
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