Victory owns a farm where she grows pumpkin and other vegetables. Victory works on her farm every day of the week. She is a very hard-working woman. Victory is 35 years old and married. She has 3 children. Victory is a LAPO client. She is requesting a loan of N120,000 ($1025) to purchase pumpkin seeds and insecticides to control pests on her farm. She says thank you to all Kiva lenders for their financial support.
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