LAPO Microfinance Company has embraced the challenge of serving the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with our responsive, pacesetting and innovative financial products. Our services enable low-income households enhance their productive capacity, build and consolidate their economic base and manage risk.
We constantly aim at improving the lives of the underprivileged through our pioneering services. Our clients are also socially empowered through our services as they gain self-respect and self-confidence by not only successfully utilizing the loans for the benefit of their businesses and family life but also ensuring the prompt repayment of such loans along with the interest.
As a university graduate from one of Nigeria’s minority tribes, Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe was part of a rural cooperative movement before setting up LAPO in Ogwashi–Uku, in the Delta State of Nigeria. Under his leadership, LAPO was awarded the Pro-Poor Award for Innovation in Microfinance by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and the Excellence in Microfinance Award by the Grameen Foundation. He is the author of Understanding NGOs (1998); Poverty and Microfinance in Nigeria (2000) and Issues in Microfinance: Enhancing Financial Inclusion (2011), and in 2008 he established Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) in Sierra Leone.