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Amope sells foodstuffs, torchlights, batteries, and provisions. She goes to the Republic of Benin to buy rice in bags, tin tomatoes in cartons, and vegetable oil. She supplies her customers during the daytime from 7 am to 3 pm. She has been borrowing from LAPO for the past three years.

Amope has four children and she is 38 years old. She lives in Orile-Agege and has been in her business for the past twelve years. Amope is requesting a loan in the amount of N100,000 to purchase more foodstuffs and provisions to sell. She says thank you.

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About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 426
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,292,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 148.6
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Amope to purchase more foodstuffs and provision to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009