Mrs. Marian R. learned the business of selling clothes from her mother and started her own business in 2004. She is 26 years old, married with two children, and lives in Delta State, Nigeria. Marian will be glad if you can assist her with a loan of $325 to enable her buy more clothes for resale. She is a faithful LAPO member.
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