Doris is 43 years old. Her husband sells firewood and they have children. Her children attend school and this gives her joy. She has a good relationship with LAPO. To earn a living, she sells drinks and groceries in Benin City, Edo State. She needs a loan of 150,000 nairas to purchase more groceries and drinks to sell. Her dream is to see her business expand and also see her family have a better standard of living. She says thanks to all her 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