Comfort E. makes a living selling foodstuffs, drinks and provisions. She is 56 years old, married and has five children. She and her family live in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria. Comfort has applied for a loan to buy more foodstuffs, drinks and provisions to sell. She says thank you to all the people who make 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