Saliyu J. is 45 years old and married with 4 children. Saliyu sells drinks (dry gin) at wholesale and retail. She hopes for the loan amount of N50,000 to purchase more drinks to sell. She hopes to expand her business and increase her profits. She is indeed grateful 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