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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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Team Activity

  • Ktda Foundation
    Kenya
    Ktda Foundation received a loan from 2 team members to buy and sell Barefoot Power's solar lighting products.
    Leslie Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Meshack's Group
    Kenya
    Meshack's Group received a loan from Nelia to support farmers in purchasing hybrid seeds and fertilizer to increase better harvests of maize, millet, and sorghum.
    Nelia
    0% repaid
  • Jane
    Kenya
    Jane received a loan from Carrie to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Violet
    Kenya
    Violet received a loan from Carrie buy more stocks of charcoal.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Falasteen
    Palestine
    Falasteen received a loan from Chris to buy a sewing machine.
    Chris
    0% repaid
  • Faiza
    Kenya
    Faiza received a loan from Charity to buy more stock of nails and bicycle tires for her spare parts business.
    Charity
    4% repaid
  • Delmy
    El Salvador
    Delmy received a loan from 1 team members to purchase more fruit.
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    0% repaid
  • Rana
    Azerbaijan
    Rana received a loan from 1 team members to supply other sorts of fruits and vegetables.
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    5% repaid
  • Panai
    Kenya
    Panai received a loan from Carrie to purchase farm inputs.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Martha
    Kenya
    Martha received a loan from Carrie buy more maize to sell.
    Carrie
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

77
Team Members
$19,250
Amount Loaned
736
Loans
9.6
Loans per member