Help us reach $600,000 by December 31!
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Dear Kiva Lender,

Kiva facilitates loans to more than 4,000 borrowers every week, but since Kiva doesn't take a fee on your loans we rely on donations from lenders like you to keep doing this important work. If every Kiva lender seeing this banner pitched in $20 for our Donation Drive, we'd hit our goal of $600,000 by Dec 31! Your support helps us make a global impact.

In appreciation, Chelsa Bocci, Sr. Director, Community

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We loan because...
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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Team Activity

  • Virgie
    Philippines
    Virgie received a loan from Betty to buy more ingredients for food vending and additional capital to purchase a variety of bras.
    Betty
    0% repaid
  • Lorena Marilu
    El Salvador
    Lorena Marilu received a loan from 3 team members to purchase clothing in bulk and garlic.
    EYW Readers & Writers Nancy Edith
    0% repaid
  • Rosa
    Philippines
    Rosa received a loan from Edith to purchase more kilos and a variety of fruit to sell.
    Edith
    0% repaid
  • Buaisha
    Kyrgyzstan
    Buaisha received a loan from 13 team members to purchase two cows and six sheep for business expansion.
    Cora Sabine Amy Charmaine Auni Helen JenniferSF MARISA Rachel Sharon Edith Phi Shirley
    0% repaid
  • Abduhalil
    Tajikistan
    Abduhalil received a loan from 5 team members to buy a new shipment of melons.
    Phi Amy Edith Rachel Sharon
    0% repaid
  • Elleen
    Solomon Islands
    Elleen received a loan from Sharon to pay for the family's financial needs.
    Sharon
    20% repaid
  • William
    Philippines
    William received a loan from 2 team members to pay for additional "buco" fruit (young coconut fruit) and office supplies.
    Sharon Irene
    37% repaid
  • Dermis
    Colombia
    Dermis received a loan from Sharon to buy promotional merchandise such as caps, shirts and business cards.
    Sharon
    13% repaid
  • Maritza Beatriz
    El Salvador
    Maritza Beatriz received a loan from Rachel to buy fruits and vegetables wholesale.
    Rachel
    4% repaid
  • Anonymous Group
    Rwanda
    Anonymous Group received a loan from MARISA to buy more soap, sugar and rice for sale.
    MARISA
    16% repaid
  • 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
    19% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

46
Team Members
$12,175
Amount Loaned
455
Loans
9.9
Loans per member

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