Docas is a poultry farmer and she is happy with her kind of business. She raises birds & buys bird feed. She is 64 years of age and a married mother of 6 children. She hopes to expand her business with the above amount of $800 by buying more birds and feed. She has been in this business since 1999 and been a LAPO leader for 6 years.
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