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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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  • Gilda
    Gilda received a loan from 2 team members to buy more fruit to sell.
    Helen Edith
    0% repaid
  • Jean Claude
    Jean Claude received a loan from Sharon to purchase a stock of vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes.
    0% repaid
  • Mairamkan
    Mairamkan received a loan from 2 team members to purchase fertilizers and seeds for her greenhouse in order to grow organic watermelons.
    Rachel Julie
    0% repaid
  • Lalen
    Lalen received a loan from JenniferSF to purchase more fruits to sell such as watermelons, bananas, mangoes, apples, etc.
    20% repaid
  • Fatima Rosaura
    El Salvador
    Fatima Rosaura received a loan from Rachel to stock up her business with fresh produce such as papayas, melons, potatoes, cucumbers, and the like to meet her customers' needs.
    1% repaid
  • Iana
    Iana received a loan from Rachel to pay for agricultural equipment to maintain orchards.
    0% repaid
  • Arlene
    Arlene received a loan from Sharon to buy more fruits and vegetables to sell in her food stall.
    28% repaid
  • Carlos Ivan
    Carlos Ivan received a loan from Victoria to invest in an umbrella, furniture, a TV and others.
    9% repaid
  • Ana Silvia
    El Salvador
    Ana Silvia received a loan from MARISA to buy cement, sand, gravel, corrugated metal, beams, and bricks to build a veranda onto her house.
    10% repaid
  • Djekafo Group
    Djekafo Group received a loan from MARISA to purchase cosmetic products to sell.
    16% repaid

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