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Queen is 28 years old and single without children. She is a hard-working woman. She hopes to get married very soon. She loves cooking and that is why she commercialized her cooking skill by owning a restaurant where she sells drinks and cooked foods. The demand for her cooked foods in her community are high and she hopes to meet the demand of her customers. She lives in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She is requesting a loan of N50,000 to purchase more chairs and tables for her customers and drinks to sell. She says thanks to all Kiva lenders.

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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.

About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 144
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,543,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 151.9
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Queen to purchase more drinks, chairs and tables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2009
Nov 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 26, 2010