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Sola B. is a 35-year-old married man with three children. He lives in Ogbomosho, in the Oyo state of Nigeria, where he sells tailoring materials such as sewing threads and sewing needles. In addition, he makes lovely designs for his customers. He also explains that he has been in this line of business for a long time. Nevertheless, he is hoping to expand his business, so he is seeking a loan in the amount of $350 (50,000 NGN) to purchase more tailoring materials for resale purposes. He thanks everyone for their support.

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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
  • 144
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    Nigeria Loans Fundraising
  • $6,543,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 148.5
    Nigeria Nairas (NGN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Sola to expand his business by purchasing additional tailoring materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009