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Christiana F. lives in Lagos State, Nigeria. She is 28 years old, married and has one child. She is a friendly woman who has been selling sarongs since 2008 to her customers from her stall. She loves this high season because sales will increase, and she will be able to meet the basic needs of her family members.

LAPO (Lift above Poverty Organization) is committed to improving lives in Nigeria and Africa. As a LAPO client, Christiana is requesting a loan of 50,000 NGN to purchase more sarongs to sell. Christiana wishes to say thank you to all Kiva lenders.

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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
  • 153
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,528,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 150.6
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Christiana to purchase more sarongs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2009
Dec 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 26, 2010