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Florence
Florence O. lives in Ilaje, Lagos State, Nigeria. She sells local gin, popularly known in Nigeria as "ogogoro". Local gin comes from palm trees. When sap has been tapped from the palm tree, it is now boiled for few hours, after which it is mixed with local herbs and put into bottles. This is served as local gin.



Most of Florence's customers are men. Florence is a LAPO client. She is 33 years old and married with 6 children. She has been selling local gin for the past 2 years. She needs the loan amount of US$ 275 to buy more local gin (ogogoro) for sale.

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About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,000,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 118.0
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD