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Oba styles hair. She also braids it and sells various hair items like hair extensions, hair creams, hair relaxer, and hair treatments. She is happy with her business.

Oba keeps her shop open from 7am to 7pm. She has been in business since 1994. She needs the loan amount of $450 to purchase more hair materials for hair styling. Oba is 43 years old and married to Mr. O. and they have four children. She says thank you.

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
  • 418
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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 $450 helped Oba purchase of hair materials such as hair extensions, hair relaxer, hair cream.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2008
Sep 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009