Joko A. is married with two children. She is 32 years old and owns a computer business. She studied computers for a year before starting her business. She resides in Edo State, Nigeria, and has been in business since 1998. She needs a loan of $600 to buy a computer and rent a bigger shop. 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