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Dorcas sells clothes and sarongs. Dorcas has been in this business for a long time. She travels to Cotonou to purchase clothes and sarongs to sell in Lagos State. Dorcas has her shop open daily from 7am to 7pm. She and her family live in Benomoja, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Dorcas is 45 years old and married with 6 children. Dorcas needs the loan amount of N140,000 to purchase more clothes and sarongs to sell. She says thank you to all Kiva lenders for their financial support.

Additional Information

Important Information

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
  • 0
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,385,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 117.7
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Dorcas to purchase more clothes and sarongs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2008
Dec 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009