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Patience is married with 3 children, and she is 36 years old. Her husband is a police officer. She lives in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. She loves this business because of the one-on-one interaction that she has with her customers. She is a LAPO client. The Lift Above Poverty Organization is committed to improving lives in Nigeria and Africa. She sells foodstuffs like garri (a local specialty) at retail prices to her customers. She has been in this business for a long time. She hopes for a loan amount of 100,000 NGN to purchase more foodstuffs to sell. She says thanks to all Kiva lenders.

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About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $6,385,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 149.7
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Patience to purchase more foodstuffs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 26, 2010