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Mrs. Afe O. is 39 years old and lives with her husband and five children in Benin City, in the Edo State of Nigeria.

She sells bread and akara to people living in her community. She intends to use the loan of $200 to buy bread and beans for akara and sales.

She has been in this business since 2003 and in LAPO as a leader of her union for the past six years.

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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.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,002,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Afe to buy more bread and bags of beans for making akara.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2007
Oct 21, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 5, 2008