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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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  • Charity
    Kenya
    Charity received a loan from Charity to purchase stock of sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour.
    Charity
    $375 to go
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  • 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
  • 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
    12% repaid
  • Wairobi
    Kenya
    Wairobi received a loan from Leslie to buy carpentry materials to make furniture.
    Leslie
    16% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

79
Team Members
$19,625
Amount Loaned
751
Loans
9.5
Loans per member