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Joseph is 50 years old and married with four children. His wife is a petty trader and she also supports the home. His children are excelling well in school and Joseph hopes to give them a good quality education.

Joseph is a farmer who grows cassava and yams on his farm. He has been in the farming business for five years. He loves farming because he is happy whenever he harvests his crops. Joseph is a client of Kiva partner, Lift Above Poverty Organization, and is requesting a loan of 100,000 NGN to clear his farmland and purchase more cassava seedlings to plant during the next planting season. He sends his thanks to all Kiva lenders.

About Lift Above Poverty Organization

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) is committed to improving lives in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.

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
  • 0
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,385,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 149.9
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Joseph to clear his farmland and purchase cassava seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2009
Jan 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010