Evelyn is a hard working and friendly woman. Evelyn is married with 6 children. Her husband is an electrician and he also supports the home. She sells foodstuffs such as rice, beans, onions, peppers, melons, groundnut oil, and salts. She has been in this business for a long time. Evelyn is requesting a loan of NGN 150,000 to purchase more foodstuffs to sell. She says thanks to 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