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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Armen received a loan from 2 team members to buy a greater quantity of fruits and vegetables for sale.$350 to goLend Now
Ivoga received a loan from Edith to buy a large cooler, 15 trays of soda, 20 boxes of bongo's, rolls of material, vegetable seeds, bags of ice and a business license.Only 2 days left!$2,325 to go
Anna received a loan from 3 team members to pay for new stock of fruits and vegetables for her retail business.$900 to goLend Now
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Maguette Elisabeth's Group received a loan from 2 team members purchase sheep and sheets.
Pablo Cesar received a loan from 3 team members to purchase a three-wheeler van to transport his merchandise.
Gulnara received a loan from Julie to purchase three cows in order to be more profitable and build a house for her family.
Qristine received a loan from 4 team members to pay for sheep, forage, and fuel.
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