Mary A. sells provisions, drinks, and foodstuffs. She is 46 years old and married with 3 children. She lives in Edo State, Nigeria. She is requesting the loan of N 80,000 to purchase more provisions, foodstuffs and drinks to sell. 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