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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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  • Susan
    Susan received a loan from Kirsten Foss to expand her horticulture business.
    Kirsten Foss
    0% repaid
  • Mesiya-A Group
    Mesiya-A Group received a loan from darci to buy fabrics and materials to resell.
    5% repaid
  • Waefeso Group
    Waefeso Group received a loan from Carrie to buy chicks, chicken feed, and a type of cow which produces more milk.
    0% repaid
  • Rebecca
    Rebecca received a loan from Barbara to buy cereals.
    19% repaid
  • Lan
    Lan received a loan from darci to purchase sand, cement and brick to build a toilet.
    0% repaid
  • Margaret
    Margaret received a loan from Carrie to buy poultry.
    17% repaid
  • Anjelin's Group
    Anjelin's Group received a loan from Bonnie to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer to grow maize.
    0% repaid
  • Rosa Elvira
    El Salvador
    Rosa Elvira received a loan from Michelle to stock her store with rice, beans, sugar, and more and make repairs on her house.
    23% repaid

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