Kiva Lending Team: Wheels&Watermelons
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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.
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.
More details about our first two borrowers can be found here.
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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Jose Celedonio received a loan from 2 team members to buy a larger quantity of fruit to sell to his customers.
Oscar Antonio received a loan from Betty to pay the people, who will help him clean the watermelon field, to buy fertilizers and foliar fertilizers.
Mariana De Jesús received a loan from Irene to buy supplies, fruits, sodas, and food for her chickens.
Humbertina Yolanda received a loan from 2 team members to buy products for her business like watermelon, sheep, juices, etc.
Mirian Suyapa received a loan from Amy to buy more fresh seasonal fruit including apples, grapes, melons, bananas, watermelon, and avocado.
Xhevat received a loan from 2 team members to buy watermelon and corn seeds, and to prepare the agricultural land for planting.
Benito received a loan from Phi to pay for the land where he grows corn and the rest is to pay for seeds and herbicide to prepare the soil and buy fertilizer. Another part of it will be to plant watermelon plants he has growing in the nursery.100% repaid
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