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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Margaret received a loan from Sharon to buy more stock of mangoes, pineapples, bananas and other fruits.
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.
Osama received a loan from MARISA to pay the university installments and also to buy a new laptop for his studies.
Bunroeun received a loan from Helen to buy a motorcycle for her children to commute to work and also for family use.
Oscar Danilo received a loan from Julie to cover the costs of repairing the truck, but above all to invest in the purchase of stone.
Deysi Del Carmen received a loan from 2 team members to invest in basic grains, vegetables, drinks, straws, bags, etc. to create meals to sell, and to use to sell gun powder during the new year season.
Virgie received a loan from Betty to buy more ingredients for food vending and additional capital to purchase a variety of bras.
Lorena Marilu received a loan from 3 team members to purchase clothing in bulk and garlic.
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