Kehinde A. is 42 years old and is married with three children. She sells hair extensions and she also weaves and braids hair for her customers. Kehinde was weaving her customer's hair when our team came to snap her picture. Kehinde also sells kerosene. Beside her is a drum of kerosene and on top are containers for measuring it out to customers. Kehinde has been in this business since the year 2000. She needs the loan amount of $425 to buy more hair extensions and kerosene for sale. Kehinde says thank you to all who made this loan possible.
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