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Shola Y. is 30 years old and married with a child. She lives in Sabo-Oniba, Lagos State, Nigeria. For the past two years, Shola has been selling tailoring materials. She is also a fashion designer, making lovely Nigerian designs for her customers.

Shola is a LAPO (Lift Above Poverty Organization) client. She is requesting a loan of $1200 USD to buy more tailoring materials to sell. She extends her thanks the lenders that make this loan possible.

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
  • 12
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,040,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 117.7
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Shola to buy more tailoring materials to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2008
Sep 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009