Mrs. Rosemary I. is 36 years old, and is a happily married mother of 4 children. She hails from the urban sector of Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She has been with LAPO for 2 years as a secretary of her union. She has a boutique where she sells all kinds of women's clothes and she needs the loan amount of $1175 to buy more clothes for sale. She has been in this business since 1999.
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