Christy is a widow, and she takes care of her child alone. She is 35 years old. Christy sells drinks, pepper soup and cooked food. Although she has been in this business for just a year, she has lots of customers patronizing her business. She hopes to retain her customers. She needs the loan to purchase more drinks and foodstuffs to cook and sell to her customers. She says thank you to all that 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