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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

  • Sabira
    Kyrgyzstan
    Sabira received a loan from 2 team members to buy fruits in order to invest in her business and increase turnover in her shop.
    Edith Sharon
    0% repaid
  • Orlando
    Costa Rica
    Orlando received a loan from Victoria to buy tires and tools.
    Victoria
    0% repaid
  • Hussein
    Lebanon
    Hussein received a loan from Sabine to buy more fruits and vegetables to resell.
    Sabine
    0% repaid
  • Matluba
    Tajikistan
    Matluba received a loan from 4 team members to buy grocery products as vegetables and greens.
    Edith BARB and BRUNO Rachel Julie
    0% repaid
  • Barchaiym
    Kyrgyzstan
    Barchaiym received a loan from Julie to purchase seeds, fertilizer and plastic sheeting in order to grow organic watermelon.
    Julie
    0% repaid
  • Zulfiyahon
    Tajikistan
    Zulfiyahon received a loan from 6 team members to transport watermelons and expand her business.
    Nancy Rachel Edith Amy Hans-Peter Phi
    0% repaid
  • Lilia
    Philippines
    Lilia received a loan from Edith to buy more spices.
    Edith
    24% repaid
  • Gulzada
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulzada received a loan from 2 team members to buy seedlings and fertilizer for growing organic watermelons.
    Hans-Peter Amy
    14% repaid
  • Tagaymurod
    Tajikistan
    Tagaymurod received a loan from Phi to purchase watermelons.
    Phi
    6% repaid
  • Berna
    Nicaragua
    Berna received a loan from Laurie to buy sea cucumbers.
    Laurie
    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
    24% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

48
Team Members
$13,650
Amount Loaned
512
Loans
10.7
Loans per member

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