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Patience is 40 years old, married, and blessed with two children. Her children attend a government school and this gives her joy. She is married to I. and he sells medicines to support their home. Patience cooks and sells mouth-watering Nigerian cooked foods, drinks and groceries. During the holidays, her children assist her in sales. She hopes to increase her sales and purchase more drinks, cooking items, and groceries to sell.

Patience is requesting the loan amount of NGN 100,000 to purchase more drinks and foodstuffs to cook and sell. She says thanks to all Kiva lenders for their support.

Additional Information

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
  • 28
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,002,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 150.8
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Patience to purchase more drinks and foodstuffs to cook and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2010
Mar 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 10, 2010