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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Zulfiyahon received a loan from 5 team members to transport watermelons and expand her business.$600 to goLend Now
Gulzada received a loan from 2 team members to buy seedlings and fertilizer for growing organic watermelons.
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Rosalita received a loan from 2 team members to purchase more fruits to sell like mangoes, bananas, apples, oranges, watermelon and other fruits.
Sr De Coyllority Cachimayo Group received a loan from MARISA to buy guinea pigs among other animals.
Sergio Andres received a loan from Rachel to buy large amounts of fruit to distribute to his sales channels, including watermelon, mangos and papaya.
Kalipa received a loan from Gail to buy seeds, fertilizers and plastic for her greenhouse in order to grow organic watermelons.
Jipe Moyo Group received a loan from Gail to buy more stock of watermelons thus boost sales that will increase income.
Fidel received a loan from 4 team members to buy more fruit at wholesale.
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