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Mrs. Patricia E. is 38 years old; she is married with 7 children, and lives in Benin City, Nigeria. She sells phone accessories, recharge cards and also makes phone calls for people and supplies ice cream. She has been in this business for 4 years. She is in need of a loan of $400 to buy more phone accessories & recharge cards for sale. She is grateful and promises to repay it in 8 months

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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
  • 155
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,517,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 118.6
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Patricia to buy more phone accessories & recharge cards for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2007
Dec 2, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 4, 2008