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We loan because...
We wish to thank the Maasai people of Kenya for their kind offer of 14 cows to America in the aftermath of 9/11. We challenge all Kiva lenders to make one loan to a Kenyan entrepreneur in the name of this group to thank the tribe for their kindness and generosity during our time of grief.

About us
Kimeli Naiyomah, having witnessed 9/11 firsthand in New York City and wanting in some way to alleviate America's grief, goes back to his Maasai tribe elders in Kenya and asks them to bless his only calf so that he can offer it to America as a gesture of consolation and support.. His tribe reacts by offering instead 14 blessed cows, a most sacred and cherished gift. Nine months later these 14 cows are presented to and accepted by the American embassy.

This lending group is named after the children's book "14 Cows for America" written by Carmen Agra Deedy which tells Kimeli's amazing and true story.

Location: USA      

 

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  • Anonymous
    Bolivia
    Anonymous received a loan from darci to pay the expenses of her deceased brother's hospitalization and treatment which were quite expensive.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Everline
    Kenya
    Everline received a loan from Carrie to buy more stocks of tomatoes, onions, carrots, and cabbages.
    Carrie
    $375 to go
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  • Charity
    Kenya
    Charity received a loan from Charity to buy a water tank to store water for domestic use.
    Charity
    0% repaid
  • Uwezo Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Uwezo Group received a loan from Bonnie to purchase work equipment (empty cases and plastic chairs).
    Bonnie
    0% repaid
  • Samuel
    Kenya
    Samuel received a loan from Carrie to buy more chicken.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Wilfrida
    Kenya
    Wilfrida received a loan from Barbara to buy more stock of vegetables.
    Barbara
    0% repaid
  • Francis
    Kenya
    Francis received a loan from Carrie to buy poultry to expand his range of farming activities.
    Carrie
    15% repaid
  • Salome
    Philippines
    Salome received a loan from darci to purchase fishing net to use for fishing.
    darci
    20% repaid
  • Evanise
    Uganda
    Evanise received a loan from Carrie to purchase sugar, salt, and soap to sell.
    Carrie
    16% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

84
Team Members
$20,975
Amount Loaned
804
Loans
9.6
Loans per member