Esther M. is 43 years old and married with 7 children. She lives in Iba, Lagos state, Nigeria. Esther sells foodstuffs. She has been in this business for long time. Esther is a LAPO client. She needs the loan amount of $850 to buy more frozen foods and foodstuffs for sale. She says thank you to all that have made this loan.
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