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"LAPO has given me voice," says Mrs. Rose O. whose business is stable and profitable. She sells gallons of oil and foodstuffs to people in the open-air market. Rose is 49, married, and has six children. She lives in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

If she is accorded the loan of US$ 625, Rose intends to buy more gallons of oil and foodstuffs for sale. She has been a client of LAPO for 8 years and started her micro-business in 1987.

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Important Information

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.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 411
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,292,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Rose to buy more cooking oil and food stuffs for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2007
Sep 13, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 27, 2008