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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Santina received a loan from Sharon 47 to buy manure, vegetable seeds, pumpkin seeds and other things.
Zoirjon received a loan from 2 team members to buy cows.
Maria Etelvina received a loan from 2 team members to buy construction materials to build a new shelter additional to the one she has to add another product to sell.
Sharofatkhon received a loan from 2 team members to buy maize seeds and mineral fertilizers.
Xiaodong received a loan from 3 team members to purchase another truckload of watermelon.
Manuel Antonio received a loan from Rachel to buy chiles, tomatoes, radishes, onions, squash, lemons, watermelons, potatoes, lettuce, bananas, and pumpkin squash to continue selling fruits and vegetables.
Shwe Taung Kone Village Group received a loan from MARISA to buy farming supplies including hiring laborers and purchasing more crop seeds.
Arlis Ananias received a loan from Candace to buy bundles of used clothes such as trousers, t-shirts, shirts, jeans, lycra, tracksuits and swimming trunks.
Gulchehra received a loan from 2 team members to buy fruits and vegetables for resale.
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