Mrs. Ekamah runs a restaurant business. She is 47 years old, married with three children. She is from Edo State and a member of LAPO. She needs the loan of $275 to buy more drinks and food to sell. She learned her business for 3 years and has been in it since 1989.
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