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Kiva helps us learn more about the world we live in and celebrate the wondrous diversity and stories of the people who make it up.

About us
Here on Wheels and Watermelons, we appreciate wit, whimsy, and wordplay.

This team got its start with two Kiva borrowers. Abdusattor drove a car for a living, but he wanted a loan to begin selling watermelons. Meanwhile, Mirmahmud sold watermelons, but he wanted a loan to purchase a car. When these loans posted on the same day, we knew that we had to get them together! Cars and watermelons? They go together in ways we never would have imagined!

In the developing world, entrepreneurs sometimes wind up in unlikely professions or combining businesses that we might not ordinarily expect to go together. Through such immprobable business combinations, these entrepreneuers have found ways to be successful by filling the unique needs of their communities.

This team celebrates all of the wonderful and unlikely enterprises and pairings of enterprises that Kiva borrowers are involved in. Of course, we have a special soft spot for "watermelon+car" loans. Also, we like alliteration.
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More details about our first two borrowers can be found here.
Abdusattor: www.kiva.org/lend/456025
Mirmahmud: www.kiva.org/lend/455461

Images of wheeled watermelons adapted from foodstylin.com/gallery.asp?gal=6&tp=img&id=66 & www.offbeatearth.com/watermelon-car/

 

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Team Activity

  • Lilia
    Philippines
    Lilia received a loan from Edith to buy more spices.
    Edith
    0% repaid
  • Zulfiyahon
    Tajikistan
    Zulfiyahon received a loan from 5 team members to transport watermelons and expand her business.
    Rachel Edith Amy Hans-Peter Phi
    $600 to go
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  • Gulzada
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulzada received a loan from 2 team members to buy seedlings and fertilizer for growing organic watermelons.
    Hans-Peter Amy
    0% repaid
  • Tagaymurod
    Tajikistan
    Tagaymurod received a loan from Phi to purchase watermelons.
    Phi
    0% repaid
  • Rosalita
    Philippines
    Rosalita received a loan from 2 team members to purchase more fruits to sell like mangoes, bananas, apples, oranges, watermelon and other fruits.
    Edith Sharon
    4% repaid
  • Sergio Andres
    Colombia
    Sergio Andres received a loan from Rachel to buy large amounts of fruit to distribute to his sales channels, including watermelon, mangos and papaya.
    Rachel
    6% repaid
  • Kalipa
    Kyrgyzstan
    Kalipa received a loan from Gail to buy seeds, fertilizers and plastic for her greenhouse in order to grow organic watermelons.
    Gail
    21% repaid
  • Jipe Moyo Group
    Kenya
    Jipe Moyo Group received a loan from Gail to buy more stock of watermelons thus boost sales that will increase income.
    Gail
    4% repaid
  • Fidel
    El Salvador
    Fidel received a loan from 4 team members to buy more fruit at wholesale.
    JenniferSF Amy Sharon Rachel
    14% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$13,350
Amount Loaned
502
Loans
10.7
Loans per member