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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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  • Richard
    Richard received a loan from Carrie to buy spare parts for maintaining his grinding mill in order to ensure efficient service so as to attract more customers to gain more income.
    0% repaid
  • Francis
    Francis received a loan from Carrie to buy poultry to expand his range of farming activities.
    0% repaid
  • Salome
    Salome received a loan from darci to purchase fishing net to use for fishing.
    0% repaid
  • Evanise
    Evanise received a loan from Carrie to purchase sugar, salt, and soap to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Arche De Noé Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Arche De Noé Group received a loan from darci to purchase 2 bales of secondhand clothing.
    55% repaid
  • Shoirahon
    Shoirahon received a loan from darci to purchase a modern sewing machine and to improve her work process.
    6% repaid

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