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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

  • Josephat
    Kenya
    Josephat received a loan from Carrie to buy poultry.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Mwaka
    Kenya
    Mwaka received a loan from Leslie to purchase sugar, maize flour, and wheat flour.
    Leslie
    0% 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
    4% repaid
  • Charity
    Kenya
    Charity received a loan from Charity to purchase stock of sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour.
    Charity
    0% repaid
  • Naikarra Group
    Kenya
    Naikarra Group received a loan from Carrie to connect to the solar micro-grid in Naikarra, enabling him to attract more customers to his restaurant and earn additional income for his family.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Izolda
    Georgia
    Izolda received a loan from Judy to purchase a cow to start producing cheese to sell.
    Judy
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    Colombia
    Anonymous 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
    12% repaid
  • Shukrani
    Tanzania
    Shukrani received a loan from Carrie to pay for biodigesters for resale.
    Carrie
    8% repaid
  • Patrick
    Kenya
    Patrick received a loan from Carrie to purchase chaff cutter and farm implements.
    Carrie
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

79
Team Members
$19,725
Amount Loaned
755
Loans
9.6
Loans per member