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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

  • Hernan Dario
    Colombia
    Hernan Dario received a loan from darci to buy agricultural supplies.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Mjeni
    Kenya
    Mjeni received a loan from Ramona to purchase more goats for her business.
    Ramona
    0% repaid
  • Shukrani
    Tanzania
    Shukrani received a loan from Carrie to pay for biodigesters for resale.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Patrick
    Kenya
    Patrick received a loan from Carrie to purchase chaff cutter and farm implements.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Eunice
    Kenya
    Eunice received a loan from Kirsten Foss to purchase a dairy cow, poultry and pigs.
    Kirsten Foss
    0% repaid
  • Kwekwe
    Kenya
    Kwekwe received a loan from Carrie to buy more goats and cattle for her business.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Wairobi
    Kenya
    Wairobi received a loan from Leslie to buy carpentry materials to make furniture.
    Leslie
    0% repaid
  • Tsungirirai Group
    Zimbabwe
    Tsungirirai Group received a loan from darci to buy day-old chicks and chicken feed for her poultry business.
    darci
    9% repaid
  • Jackline
    Kenya
    Jackline received a loan from Carrie to buy farm inputs.
    Carrie
    8% repaid
  • Patrick
    Kenya
    Patrick received a loan from Fred to buy more cows and farmland.
    Fred
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

79
Team Members
$19,550
Amount Loaned
748
Loans
9.5
Loans per member