Osatohamwen O. is a member of LAPO's union and she is happy with her kind of business. She sells all kinds of drinks and fried meat in her restaurant and needs a small loan in the amount of US$ 400 to boost her business by buying more drinks and meat for resale. She is 40 years old and has 3 years' experience in her business. She also has four children.
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