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Tawa S. is a 40-year-old mother of 4 and hails from Ajamgbadi in Lagos, Nigeria. She sells frozen food, drinks and pure water. She has being in this business since 1997. She requests a loan to buy more frozen food and drinks to improve her business.

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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.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,043,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 118.0
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Tawa to buy more frozen food, drinks and pure water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2007
Dec 7, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2008