Janet I. is58 years, and married with eight children. She hails from Oka in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She has been in the business of selling wood for the past four years. The wood business is profitable to her; she learned the business for six months before starting her own business. She needs a loan of $700 to buy more wood for sales.
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