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Gladys A. is 35 years old and married with 4 children. She lives in Benin City where she sells second-hand shoes to people in her community. Gladys learned this business for 2 years. She started her own business in 1995. Gladys needs the loan amount of $1, 200 to buy more second-hand shoes for sale and also to meet the demands of her customers. Gladys is a LAPO client. She says 'thank you' to all that made this loan possible.

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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
  • 428
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,292,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 116.8
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Gladys to buy more second-hand shoes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2008
Jul 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009