Mrs. Bridget I. is 47 years old and is married with one child. She lives in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria where she sells jewellery & clothes. She has been in this business for 3 years and is currently a LAPO member. She is requesting a loan of $550 to enable her to buy more jewellery & clothes to sell. She thanks you.
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