Bridget owns a store where she sells medicines. She is also a trained nurse and she treats her patients when they fall ill. She has been in this business for 9 years. Bridget is a kind and friendly woman. She is 38 and married, with a child. She is requesting a loan in the amount of 80,000 NGN to purchase more medicines to sell. She says thanks 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