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Esther U. is 50 years old. She is a widow with 5 children and lives in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria. She sells provisions and foodstuffs. She has been LAPO client for 5 years. She is requesting a loan amount of $1200 to buy more provisions and foodstuffs for sale.

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About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 437
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,290,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 116.9
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Esther to buy more provisions and foodstuffs for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2008
Apr 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009