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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Gilda received a loan from 2 team members to buy more fruit to sell.
Jean Claude received a loan from Sharon to purchase a stock of vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes.
Mairamkan received a loan from 2 team members to purchase fertilizers and seeds for her greenhouse in order to grow organic watermelons.
Lalen received a loan from JenniferSF to purchase more fruits to sell such as watermelons, bananas, mangoes, apples, etc.
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.
Ana Silvia received a loan from MARISA to buy cement, sand, gravel, corrugated metal, beams, and bricks to build a veranda onto her house.
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