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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

  • Ruth
    Kenya
    Ruth received a loan from Leslie to buy a stock of sugar, flour, cooking oil, and other items to offer for sale.
    Leslie
    0% repaid
  • Wurobarika Group
    Burkina Faso
    Wurobarika Group received a loan from Carrie to buy vegetables (zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes...) for resale.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Susan
    Kenya
    Susan received a loan from Kirsten Foss to expand her horticulture business.
    Kirsten Foss
    0% repaid
  • Mesiya-A Group
    Tanzania
    Mesiya-A Group received a loan from darci to buy fabrics and materials to resell.
    darci
    12% repaid
  • Waefeso Group
    Tanzania
    Waefeso Group received a loan from Carrie to buy chicks, chicken feed, and a type of cow which produces more milk.
    Carrie
    10% repaid
  • Rebecca
    Kenya
    Rebecca received a loan from Barbara to buy cereals.
    Barbara
    19% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

82
Team Members
$20,550
Amount Loaned
787
Loans
9.6
Loans per member