Amos is a hard working man who lives with his family in Ogbomoso town in Oyo state, Nigeria. He is married with five children. He is 62 years old. He has been a LAPO client for two years. He sells foodstuffs like bunches of plantain and peppers. His greatest joy in his business is the one-on-one interaction that he has with his customers. Amos hopes for a loan amount of 150,000 NGN to purchase more foodstuffs to sell. He says thanks to all KIVA lenders for their financial support.
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