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Silifat A.,53, has been selling tubers of yams since 1996 at the Sheriki Market, located off the Badagry express road. Silifat is married with two children and lives in Okoko, Lagos state, Nigeria.

Yam is an essential commodity in Nigeria because it can be prepared by frying, boiling, and roasting. Most Nigerians love yams. A loan will allow Silifat to purchase more yams for resale.

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.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 428
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,292,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 117.6
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

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