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Christiana is married with four children and she is 35 years old. Her husband is a commercial driver and he also supports their home. Christiana is a lovely and happy woman and is hardworking. She sells for long hours to enable her to support her family.

To make a living in Ughelli, Christiana sells cooking oil at retail prices to her customers. She sells her cooking oil in market. Cooking oil is used by Nigerians to prepare mouth-watering cooked foods.

The demand for her cooking oil is high and Christiana hopes to meet the demands of her customers. She is requesting a loan of NGN 50,000 to purchase more cooking oil to sell. She says thanks to all Kiva Lenders.

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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
  • 4
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,376,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 148.2
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Christiana to purchase more cooking oil to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 7, 2011