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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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  • Janet
    Kenya
    Janet received a loan from Carrie to buy a dairy cow.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Paul
    Kenya
    Paul received a loan from Lynda to buy more timber.
    Lynda
    0% repaid
  • Haydee Domilita
    Peru
    Haydee Domilita received a loan from darci to look after grape crops and have better production.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Isaac
    Kenya
    Isaac received a loan from 2 team members to increase his horticulture farm production.
    Barbara Carrie
    6% repaid
  • Michael Indasi
    Kenya
    Michael Indasi received a loan from Barbara to pay tuition fees for an undergraduate degree in Business Information Technology at Strathmore University.
    Barbara
    0% repaid
  • Sorn
    Cambodia
    Sorn received a loan from Bonnie to build a latrine.
    Bonnie
    4% repaid
  • Kenneth
    Kenya
    Kenneth received a loan from Fred to buy poultry.
    Fred
    8% repaid
  • Mt Ulunguru Group
    Tanzania
    Mt Ulunguru Group received a loan from Carrie to increase her vegetable stock and meet her customers' demand.
    Carrie
    22% repaid
  • Merlyn
    Philippines
    Merlyn received a loan from Bonnie to purchase hollow blocks, cement, nails, and sticks for her house.
    Bonnie
    8% repaid
  • Josphat
    Kenya
    Josphat received a loan from Carrie to purchase farm implements.
    Carrie
    16% repaid
  • Oclah
    Kenya
    Oclah received a loan from Candice to buy a dairy cow.
    Candice
    15% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

82
Team Members
$20,225
Amount Loaned
774
Loans
9.4
Loans per member