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Bello
Bello F. has been selling firewood in her community of Okoko, Lagos State, Nigeria for the past seven years. Women in Nigeria use firewood for cooking if they cannot afford kerosene and gas. She is 39-years-old and married with three children.


She is requesting a loan amount of $1200 to buy more firewood for sale so that she can meet the demands of her numerous customers.

Additional Information

Important Information

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

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,002,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 117.6
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Bello to purchase more firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 17, 2008
Listed
Sep 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2009