Mercy O. has a restaurant where she sells cooked foods like rice, beans, plantains, yams, etc. She has been in this business for a long time. She needs the loan amount of N120,000 to purchase more foodstuffs to cook and sell to her customers. She is 37 years old and married with 6 children. Her husband is a farmer. She says thanks 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