Esther A. is 45 years old and married, with seven children. She lives in Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria. She sells provisions, drinks and foodstuffs. She has been in this business for the past four years. She needs the loan amount of $1025 to buy more provisions, drinks and foodstuffs for sale. She thanks you.
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