Edna sells iced fish at retail prices to make a living in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She has been in this business for a very long time. She is 32 years old, married with three children. Her husband is a farmer. She is a friendly and happy woman. She needs a loan of 60,000 nairas to purchase more iced fish to sell. She loves her business and family dearly and she hopes to excel in life. She says thank you 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