She is happy because whenever she needs funds for expansion, LAPO always come to her rescue. Mrs. Joy Atafo is a fashion designer by profession and has been in business for 3 years. She is 54 years old, married, and has six (6) children. She is requesting an additional loan of $1,175 to enable her to buy more tailoring materials. She has been in this business since 2001.
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