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We loan because...
We wish to thank the Maasai people of Kenya for their kind offer of 14 cows to America in the aftermath of 9/11. We challenge all Kiva lenders to make one loan to a Kenyan entrepreneur in the name of this group to thank the tribe for their kindness and generosity during our time of grief.

About us
Kimeli Naiyomah, having witnessed 9/11 firsthand in New York City and wanting in some way to alleviate America's grief, goes back to his Maasai tribe elders in Kenya and asks them to bless his only calf so that he can offer it to America as a gesture of consolation and support.. His tribe reacts by offering instead 14 blessed cows, a most sacred and cherished gift. Nine months later these 14 cows are presented to and accepted by the American embassy.

This lending group is named after the children's book "14 Cows for America" written by Carmen Agra Deedy which tells Kimeli's amazing and true story.

Location: USA      

 

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Team Activity

  • Vincent
    Kenya
    Vincent received a loan from Carrie to buy more stock of clothes.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Naleli Zone 1 Group
    Lesotho
    Naleli Zone 1 Group received a loan from Carrie to pay for an ACE cook stove, which will improve her life in terms of health, cost of fuel, and the time she spends collecting firewood.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Martha
    Kenya
    Martha received a loan from Charity to buy more stock of eggs, plastic containers and other items.
    Charity
    0% repaid
  • Ndarikana Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Ndarikana Group received a loan from Bonnie to buy bananas, avocados, and one bag of groundnut.
    Bonnie
    0% repaid
  • Linet's Group
    Kenya
    Linet's Group received a loan from darci to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Ramesh
    Kenya
    Ramesh received a loan from Ramona to build a green house.
    Ramona
    15% repaid
  • Huriye
    Turkey
    Huriye received a loan from Carrie to buy weight loss spices.
    Carrie
    27% repaid
  • Pelice
    Kenya
    Pelice received a loan from darci to buy a good quality breed of dairy cow.
    darci
    9% repaid
  • Benson
    Kenya
    Benson received a loan from Ramona to buy carpentry materials.
    Ramona
    16% repaid
  • Chioma's Group
    Nigeria
    Chioma's Group received a loan from Carrie to process and store palm oil products.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Solidarite Group
    Burkina Faso
    Solidarite Group received a loan from darci to buy one container of water, sugar, hibiscus flowers, and millet for traditional juice.
    darci
    25% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

86
Team Members
$22,050
Amount Loaned
843
Loans
9.8
Loans per member