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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

  • Mairamkan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Mairamkan received a loan from 2 team members to purchase fertilizers and seeds for her greenhouse in order to grow organic watermelons.
    Rachel Julie
    0% repaid
  • Lalen
    Philippines
    Lalen received a loan from JenniferSF to purchase more fruits to sell such as watermelons, bananas, mangoes, apples, etc.
    JenniferSF
    0% repaid
  • Fatima Rosaura
    El Salvador
    Fatima Rosaura received a loan from Rachel to stock up her business with fresh produce such as papayas, melons, potatoes, cucumbers, and the like to meet her customers' needs.
    Rachel
    0% repaid
  • Iana
    Moldova
    Iana received a loan from Rachel to pay for agricultural equipment to maintain orchards.
    Rachel
    0% repaid
  • Arlene
    Philippines
    Arlene received a loan from Sharon to buy more fruits and vegetables to sell in her food stall.
    Sharon
    12% repaid
  • Carlos Ivan
    Colombia
    Carlos Ivan received a loan from Victoria to invest in an umbrella, furniture, a TV and others.
    Victoria
    6% repaid
  • Ana Silvia
    El Salvador
    Ana Silvia received a loan from MARISA to buy cement, sand, gravel, corrugated metal, beams, and bricks to build a veranda onto her house.
    MARISA
    5% repaid
  • Djekafo Group
    Mali
    Djekafo Group received a loan from MARISA to purchase cosmetic products to sell.
    MARISA
    16% repaid
  • Margaret
    Kenya
    Margaret received a loan from Sharon to buy more stock of mangoes, pineapples, bananas and other fruits.
    Sharon
    8% repaid
  • Rustambek
    Kyrgyzstan
    Rustambek received a loan from Betty to buy fertilizers, oilcloth for a hothouse, and seeds of watermelons, melons, and peppers, in order to grow organic vegetables.
    Betty
    0% repaid
  • Usmon
    Tajikistan
    Usmon received a loan from Betty to purchase two large iron gates and to pay for slate.
    Betty
    0% repaid
  • Salimata
    Mali
    Salimata received a loan from Sharon to purchase grocery items.
    Sharon
    16% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

44
Team Members
$12,700
Amount Loaned
476
Loans
10.8
Loans per member

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