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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.
More details about our first two borrowers can be found here.

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  • Flor Del Carmen
    El Salvador
    Flor Del Carmen received a loan from 4 team members to buy juices, soft drinks, water, snacks, sweets, oil, and watermelons for her store, so that she can continue working.
    Helen JenniferSF Sharon Edith
    0% repaid
  • Marvelous Bob
    Marvelous Bob received a loan from Freddie to pay for clothes and electrical goods for resale.
    0% repaid
  • Cruz
    El Salvador
    Cruz received a loan from Sharon to pay the people helping her to prepare her land, and to buy seeds and fertilizer.
    0% repaid
  • Khasiyat
    Khasiyat received a loan from 5 team members to purchase watermelons, cantaloupes and vegetables for resale.
    Freddie Sharon Rachel Edith Auni
    0% repaid
  • Jose Celedonio
    Jose Celedonio received a loan from 2 team members to buy a larger quantity of fruit to sell to his customers.
    Charmaine Sharon
    14% repaid
  • Oscar Antonio
    El Salvador
    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.
    3% repaid
  • Mariana De Jesús
    Mariana De Jesús received a loan from Irene to buy supplies, fruits, sodas, and food for her chickens.
    20% repaid
  • Huseyn
    Huseyn received a loan from Sharon to buy watermelon to increase his working capital.
    7% repaid
  • Humbertina Yolanda
    Humbertina Yolanda received a loan from 2 team members to buy products for her business like watermelon, sheep, juices, etc.
    Sharon Edith
    25% repaid
  • Urpi Group
    Urpi Group received a loan from MARISA to buy quinoa, corn, and wheat.
    48% repaid

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