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Blessing E. is 37 years old and married with 4 children. She lives in Benin City with her family. She learned this business from her friend for 5 months and she started her own business in 2002. She sells the second-hand clothes in Benin City. She needs the loan amount of US$ 525 to buy more second-hand clothes for re-sale. She says thank you to all.

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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
  • 21
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,000,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 117.7
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Blessing to buy more second-hand clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2008
Aug 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009