Christiana T. sells garri and corn in Ebute market, located along Ojo Lgbede road, Lagos state, Nigeria. She operates her shop from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Sunday. She is 48 years old and she is a widow with 6 children. She works hard to pay her children's school fees and provide shelter and clothing for them. Christiana has the zeal to lift her family above poverty. Christiana has been in this business a long time ago. She is a LAPO client. Christiana needs a loan of $850 to buy more corn and garri to sell. She expresses her gratitude to all Kiva lenders and LAPO MICROFINANCE.
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