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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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  • Merlyn
    Philippines
    Merlyn received a loan from Bonnie to purchase hollow blocks, cement, nails, and sticks for her house.
    Bonnie
    0% repaid
  • Josphat
    Kenya
    Josphat received a loan from Carrie to purchase farm implements.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Oclah
    Kenya
    Oclah received a loan from Candice to buy a dairy cow.
    Candice
    0% repaid
  • Richard
    Kenya
    Richard received a loan from Carrie to purchase a dairy cow.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • José Bernardino
    El Salvador
    José Bernardino received a loan from darci to cancel a loan that he has with another institution, and he will also invest the money that is left over in his crops.
    darci
    7% repaid
  • Benkadi B Group
    Mali
    Benkadi B Group received a loan from darci to buy fertiliser and to pay the labourers' wages.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Armanush
    Armenia
    Armanush received a loan from Michelle to pay for new stock of clothing for her store.
    Michelle
    3% repaid
  • Josephat
    Kenya
    Josephat received a loan from Carrie to buy poultry.
    Carrie
    1% repaid
  • Mwaka
    Kenya
    Mwaka received a loan from Leslie to purchase sugar, maize flour, and wheat flour.
    Leslie
    4% repaid
  • Monica
    Kenya
    Monica received a loan from nancy to purchase and run two Fresh Life Toilets.
    nancy
    0% repaid
  • Peter
    Kenya
    Peter received a loan from Lynda to purchase and run two Fresh Life Toilets.
    Lynda
    8% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

80
Team Members
$19,925
Amount Loaned
763
Loans
9.5
Loans per member