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Shola is a LAPO client. He is 41 years old, married, and has 4 children.

He has a photo studio and has been in this business for a long time. He hopes to expand his business in the future. He is requesting a loan of 100,000 NGN to purchase more film and a digital camera.

He thanks all kiva lenders. This is the high season for his business and he hopes to make more profits.

Additional Information

Important Information

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
  • 155
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,517,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 149.9
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Shola to purchase more film and a digital camera.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 7, 2010