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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

  • Bunroeun
    Cambodia
    Bunroeun received a loan from Helen to buy a motorcycle for her children to commute to work and also for family use.
    Helen
    $250 to go
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  • Oscar Danilo
    Nicaragua
    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.
    Julie
    0% repaid
  • Deysi Del Carmen
    El Salvador
    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.
    Irene Betty
    0% repaid
  • Virgie
    Philippines
    Virgie received a loan from Betty to buy more ingredients for food vending and additional capital to purchase a variety of bras.
    Betty
    15% repaid
  • Lorena Marilu
    El Salvador
    Lorena Marilu received a loan from 3 team members to purchase clothing in bulk and garlic.
    EYW Readers & Writers Nancy Edith
    21% repaid
  • Rosa
    Philippines
    Rosa received a loan from Edith to purchase more kilos and a variety of fruit to sell.
    Edith
    22% repaid
  • Buaisha
    Kyrgyzstan
    Buaisha received a loan from 13 team members to purchase two cows and six sheep for business expansion.
    Cora Sabine Amy Charmaine Auni Helen JenniferSF MARISA Rachel Sharon Edith Phi Shirley
    13% repaid
  • Abduhalil
    Tajikistan
    Abduhalil received a loan from 5 team members to buy a new shipment of melons.
    Phi Amy Edith Rachel Sharon
    21% repaid
  • Elleen
    Solomon Islands
    Elleen received a loan from Sharon to pay for the family's financial needs.
    Sharon
    20% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

45
Team Members
$12,300
Amount Loaned
460
Loans
10.2
Loans per member