Elizabeth is 45 years old and married with three children. Her husband also works to support their home. Her children are excelling in their school and this gives her joy as a mother. She is a friendly and hardworking woman. She hopes to lift her business and family above poverty.
To make a living in Ibadan, Oyo State, Elizabeth sells vegetables at retail prices to her customers. She has a stall where she sells her vegetables. Her customers are usually friends and residents. She is requesting a loan of 150,000 nairas to purchase more vegetables to sell. 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