Zacheous is 35 years and he lives in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. He is married with two children who both attend school. His wife also works to support their home.
Zacheous is a farmer and also a pastor. He has a very large farm where he plants cassava. He has been in this business for 17 years. He hopes to expand his farming business, and is requesting a loan of 50,000 NGN to purchase more cassava stem to plant. He sends thanks to all Kiva lenders for their support.
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