Mrs. Nneka H. is 26 years old and lives in Asaba town in Delta State. She is married and has three children. She learned the retail business from a friend, who taught her about it for two months, and she started her own store in 2004. She looks forward to the loan of $800 to buy more women's shoes and bags to sell. She has been with LAPO for two years now.
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