Christiana sells foodstuffs; she has been in the business for the past 7 years. Christiana is 36 years old and married with 4 children. Christiana is requesting a loan to purchase more foodstuffs to sell. She is very happy with LAPO Microfinance and Kiva for their financial support they have given to her. 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