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The LAPO Institute is one of the foremost centres of excellence in microfinance capacity enhancement, enterprise development programmes, research and advocacy in Nigeria. The Institute provides cutting-edge training, short courses and technical assistance programmes for regulated microfinance banks, non-profit microfinance institutions, medium and small scale business enterprises.

Founded by Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe in 1996 to address the capacity gaps in microfinance sector, its success led to the registration of the institution with Corporate Affairs Commission in 1999.

Education Services

We provide a platform for the development of the microfinance sector through the provision of technical support and implementation of development projects.

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Research & Grant Proposal Writing

Learn the Proposal writing process with a solid understanding of the ideal proposal structure and the fundamentals that determine the viability of a grant proposal.

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Award of Certificates

We offer training and certifications for:

  1. National Diploma Programmes
  2. Short Management Courses
  3. Consultancy
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International Microfinance Workshop (IMW)

Capacity Building Programmes
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Why Choose LIMMS?

LAPO Institute has over the years been successfully providing technical support services to fledgling business ventures and institutions with microfinance and community development as their foremost programmes. The Institute continues to support these initiatives and extends these benefits to other African countries. We provide development, technical and follow-up support for the successful business set up and implementation by way of:

  • Business Planning
  • Product Development
  • Product and Service Monitoring/Impact Assessment
  • Management and Strategy
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Delinquency Management
  • Human Resource Planning and Management
  • Internal Control
  • Management Information System
  • General Consulting


Capacity Building Programmes

In LAPO Institute, capacity building courses are designed to equip microfinance practitioners and incipient entrepreneurs with practical and analytical perspectives in strategic and core operational areas of microfinance and enterprise development. Our programmes avails our clients with opportunity to develop and internalize applicable skills that significantly enhance their institutional and business operational capacities. Specifically, LAPO Institute has focused on:

  • Building knowledge of the microfinance sector through market research;
  • Building capacity of front-line microfinance professionals (branch managers and loan officers) through programmed and bespoke training.


Professional Training

Training is one of the core activities in LAPO Institute. The major focus of its training is on enterprise development, capacity enhancement, and other microfinance development topics. The underlying objective of the training agenda is to provide premium training services and render technical support in core operational areas of microfinance management, and small and medium scale enterprise development.


Diploma Certificates

We offer National Diploma Certificates that are Internationally recognized

Professional Short Courses

Receive Professional Training in short courses


We offer Consultancy Services

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