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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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  • Armen
    Armenia
    Armen received a loan from 2 team members to buy a greater quantity of fruits and vegetables for sale.
    Edith Sharon
     Only 4 days left! 
    $250 to go
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  • Ivoga
    Samoa
    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.
    Edith
    0% repaid
  • Anna
    Armenia
    Anna received a loan from 3 team members to pay for new stock of fruits and vegetables for her retail business.
    Sharon Rachel Edith
    $850 to go
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  • Nodar
    Georgia
    Nodar received a loan from Betty to buy seeds and hire workers to grow more organic vegetables.
    Betty
    0% repaid
  • Pablo Cesar
    Peru
    Pablo Cesar received a loan from 3 team members to purchase a three-wheeler van to transport his merchandise.
    Phi Sharon Julie
    0% repaid
  • Gulnara
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulnara received a loan from Julie to purchase three cows in order to be more profitable and build a house for her family.
    Julie
    0% repaid
  • Marisa
    United States
    Marisa received a loan from Sharon to purchase equipment for the restaurant.
    Sharon
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

43
Team Members
$11,425
Amount Loaned
427
Loans
9.9
Loans per member