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Victoria F. sells bags of charcoal in her shop in Tedi, Lagos, Nigeria. Victoria is determined to expand her business by adding the sale of yams. Victoria is 34 years old and married with 5 children. She is a LAPO client. Victoria needs the loan amount of N100, 000 to purchase more bags of charcoal and yams to sell. She says thank you to all that made this loan possible.

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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
  • 143
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,538,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 149.8
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Victoria to purchase more bags of charcoal and yams to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009