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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

  • Joyce
    Kenya
    Joyce received a loan from darci to buy farm inputs such as good fertilizer and good-quality seeds to increase production.
    darci
  • Las Luchadoras Group
    Peru
    Las Luchadoras Group received a loan from Bonnie to buy cookies, candies, and soap, among other products that will help her to have variety for her customers in her little store.
    Bonnie
  • Cheruiyot
    Kenya
    Cheruiyot received a loan from Carrie to purchase rice, sugar, cooking fat, salts, tea leaves, soap, etc., for resale.
    Carrie
  • Ben's Group
    Kenya
    Ben's Group received a loan from darci to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.
    darci
  • Caudenzia's Group
    Kenya
    Caudenzia's Group received a loan from Carrie to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize as well as a solar light.
    Carrie
  • Andrew's Group
    Kenya
    Andrew's Group received a loan from Carrie to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvest season.
    Carrie
  • Pamela
    Kenya
    Pamela received a loan from darci to buy cereals grains (beans and corn) to sell in her village market, and as a mom, use the profits to support her children.
    darci
  • Paul
    Kenya
    Paul received a loan from Carrie to buy food ingredients, such as rice, milk, salt, sugar, maize flour, cereals, cooking oil, and charcoal.
    Carrie
  • Pamphlys' Group
    Kenya
    Pamphlys' Group received a loan from Carrie to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.
    Carrie
  • Feligona's Group
    Kenya
    Feligona's Group received a loan from darci to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
    darci
  • Fikiri Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Fikiri Group received a loan from darci to buy 1500kg of cassava flour and 800kg of beans, including transportation, to supply her store.
    darci
  • Reema
    Palestine
    Reema received a loan from Bonnie to build a greenhouse in the ground to grow and provide off-season products.
    Bonnie

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86
Team Members
$26,400
Amount Funded
971
Loans
11.3
Loans per member