Mrs. Comfort I. said that she will be happy if you can loan her the amount of $400 because it will enable her to improve her business by buying more yams for sale. She is 58 years old and a widow with four children. She started this business in 2002 and she learned it for three months before beginning. She has been a LAPO member for three years.
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