Doris O. is married with 3 children. Her youngest child is 3 years old. Her children are still young and they attend school. Her husband is a bricklayer and he also supports the home. Doris sells dried pepper to make a living in Sapele, Nigeria. She is a hard working woman and she is determined to lift her business and family above poverty. Doris hopes for a loan amount of NGN 50,000 to purchase more dried pepper to sell. She hopes to expand her business to include the sale of other foodstuffs in the future. Doris thanks 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