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Matileda N.'s business is the preparation of meat pies, which she supplies to retailers and schools. She acquired the knowledge on her own and started full time production in 1982. She has been with LAPO for 5 years. She is 60 years old, married with 6 children, and lives in Benin City. She is requesting a loan of $800 to enable her to buy a deep freezer and more supplies.

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About Nigeria

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 180
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,489,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 121.4
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Matileda to buy a deep freezer and supplies needed for preparation of meat pies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2007
Oct 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 11, 2008