LIFT Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), has rewarded about 40 clients from various divisions across Lagos and Ogun States.
They were rewarded during the Client Incentive Programme, which took place at its Abule-Egba branch in Lagos, on Friday, 24 June, 2022.
All the clients went home with 6kg cooking gas, pots, frying pans and cash.
Making the presentation, LAPO Executive Director, Ayobami Obadiora, said that the clients were rewarded for their outstanding performance within a space of five years.
He promised that the organisation will not adopt the approach of some credit facility companies who
dehumanise or maltreat their clients, rather, LAPO will prevent indebtedness through Know Your Customers KYC, method which has helped in boosting clients’ morale so far. He said, “We believe in prevention by adopting Know Your Clients system.
Another thing is that we don’t give them beyond their capacity because we value them.
They mean alot to us and we will not dehumanise or maltreat them in the name of debt recovery,”
said the Executive Director.
According to him, the programme which holds all through the month of June, in 18 divisions across the country, aims at appreciating the clients who have spent over five years with the organisation.
He said the mission is to empower the poor by lifting them above poverty saying, “we are appreciating our good clients especially those who have been with us for five years. We are rewarding hard work and consistency so far, “he said.
In her address, the Head of Client Relations of the organisation, Mrs Osaro Onaghise, thanked the entrepreneurs for their loyalty saying this will not go unnoticed.
She seized the occasion to sensitise them on business tips and best ways to handle credit facilities.
Responding, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Mojisola Odubanjo, a plank dealer in Abeokuta, Ogun State, said she joined LAPO in 2009 and has benefitted immensely by using the proceeds to acquire capital projects and train her children.
Another beneficiary, Mrs Rose Emmanuel from Ikeja Division, urged members to be faithful in loan repayment so that the organisation can continue to fulfil its promises.