Antonia is 45-years old and she is married with four children. Antonia sells foodstuffs and dried fish in her house. She is optimistic about the continuous growth of her business and improving the well being of her family. Antonia is requesting a loan to purchase more foodstuffs and dried fish so she can increase the number of customers she serves. She says thanks 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