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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

  • Abduhalil
    Tajikistan
    Abduhalil received a loan from 5 team members to buy a new shipment of melons.
    Phi Amy Edith Rachel Sharon
    0% repaid
  • Elleen
    Solomon Islands
    Elleen received a loan from Sharon to pay for the family's financial needs.
    Sharon
    0% repaid
  • William
    Philippines
    William received a loan from 2 team members to pay for additional "buco" fruit (young coconut fruit) and office supplies.
    Sharon Irene
    0% repaid
  • Anna
    Armenia
    Anna received a loan from 3 team members to pay for new stock of fruits and vegetables for her retail business.
    Rachel Sharon Edith
    1% repaid
  • Dermis
    Colombia
    Dermis received a loan from Sharon to buy promotional merchandise such as caps, shirts and business cards.
    Sharon
    7% repaid
  • Maritza Beatriz
    El Salvador
    Maritza Beatriz received a loan from Rachel to buy fruits and vegetables wholesale.
    Rachel
    1% repaid
  • Armen
    Armenia
    Armen received a loan from 2 team members to buy a greater quantity of fruits and vegetables for sale.
    Edith Sharon
    4% repaid
  • Ivoga
    Samoa
    Ivoga received a loan from Edith to buy a large cooler, 15 trays of soda, 20 boxes of bongo's, rolls of material, vegetable seeds, bags of ice and a business license.
    Edith
    19% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

42
Team Members
$11,750
Amount Loaned
438
Loans
10.4
Loans per member