Evelyn is 31-years old and married with four children. She sells seed tomatoes and palm oil at Cattle Market, one of the busy markets in Benin City. She has been in this business for three years. Evelyn buys her products from wholesalers in Benin City, and some of her children help her transport them to her own shop. Her earnings help her husband provide support for the family.
Evelyn is requesting a loan for $350 to purchase more seed tomatoes to sell. She says thanks to all kiva lenders for their finance assistance
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