Gloria is 27 years old and married with a child. She sells clothing material used by Nigerian women to make native blouses and wraps (clothes that are tied around the waist and also used to carry babies on the back). She has been in this business for a long time. She also sells women's footwear. Gloria hopes for a loan to purchase more clothing material to sell. She hopes to meet the demands of her customers. She says thank you.
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