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Lift Above Poverty Organization

Plot 6 S&T Barracks Road
Benin, Edo

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LAPO seeks to empower the poor to break out of the grip of poverty. Specifically LAPO seeks to:
  • Enhance income generating capacity of the poor through access to flexible financial services
  • Embolden poor women through self-esteem enhancing programmes and promotion of gender equity
  • Empower Community Based Organization (CBOs)
  • Promote healthy living through access to healthy living tips.


LAPO is committed to providing a range of appropriate financial services to its clients. The basic unit of the organization is a LAPO Group of 30 clients. 2-6 groups federate to form a LAPO Union at the community level.

Client Population

In 2008, LAPO served over 200,000 borrowers across Nigeria, 98% of which were women. The average LAPO loan size is $121.

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