Stella O. is 43 years old and is married with 2 children. She lives in Benin City, Nigeria with her family. Stella sells food and groceries. She has been in this business since 1982. She learned this business from her friend in 7 years.
Stella needs a loan of $875 USD to buy more food and groceries to sell. She says "thank you" to Kiva and its lenders.
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