Gift B. is 30 years old and married with 6 children. Her youngest child is 9 years old. Her children are still dependent on her and they go to school. Gift sells poultry to make a living in Sapele. She loves this business because it is highly profitable. She hopes for a loan amount of 80,000 to purchase more poultry to sell. Gift is a friendly woman and her friendliness attracts and retains customers. 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