Mrs. Elohor A. sells frozen meat, chickens, and other provisions. She learned her trade for 6 months from her mother and started her own business in 2000. She would like a loan of $800 to enable her to buy more frozen meat, chickens, provisions, and drinks for resale. She is 32 years old, married, and has been with LAPO as a leader of her union; she is a dedicated client.
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