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Stella I. is 52 years old and married with 6 children. She lives in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She sells drinks, provisions, and foodstuff. She has been in this business since 1996. She is a LAPO client. She needs the loan amount of US$ 450 to buy more drinks and provisions to sell to her customers.

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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
  • 165
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,543,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 117.7
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Stella to buy more provisions and drinks for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009