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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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  • Nicholas
    Kenya
    Nicholas received a loan from Carrie to buy more stock of carpentry materials.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Geogina's Group
    Kenya
    Geogina'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
  • Mojina
    India
    Mojina received a loan from darci to purchase more wood for expanding her firewood selling business.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Ejoheza Group
    Rwanda
    Ejoheza Group received a loan from darci to purchase more African clothes.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Robert's Group
    Kenya
    Robert's Group received a loan from darci to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Anita
    India
    Anita received a loan from nancy to purchase different vegetable seeds, fertilizers and other relevant materials for vegetable cultivation.
    nancy
    0% repaid
  • Evanise
    Uganda
    Evanise received a loan from Carrie to buy more shoes to sell to school children.
    Carrie
    0% repaid
  • Kumushay
    Kyrgyzstan
    Kumushay received a loan from darci to purchase construction materials to repair her house.
    darci
    0% repaid
  • Oscar
    Kenya
    Oscar received a loan from Fred to build a modern dairy unit.
    Fred
    6% repaid
  • Mary
    Kenya
    Mary received a loan from Carrie to buy cereals.
    Carrie
    17% repaid
  • Consuelo
    Bolivia
    Consuelo received a loan from Bonnie to purchase materials and equipment for bee-keeping so she can offer better products to her customers and generate income for her family.
    Bonnie
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

85
Team Members
$21,625
Amount Loaned
826
Loans
9.7
Loans per member