Queen sells yams at the Market in Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria. She sells yams at wholesale and retail prices to make a living. Yams can be eaten boiled, roasted or fried. She is a widow with 4 children and she is 60 years old. With the profits she makes in her business, she supports her children in their school and business. She is requesting for a loan amount of 50,000 to purchase more tubers of yam 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