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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.

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

  • Zharkynai
    Kyrgyzstan
    Zharkynai received a loan from 3 team members to buy livestock for fattening and resale.
    Rachel Sharon 47 Hans-Peter
    $650 to go
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  • Vasile
    Moldova
    Vasile received a loan from Phi to buy watermelon seeds for planting and to pay for agriculture work.
    Phi
  • Jedidah
    Kenya
    Jedidah received a loan from 2 team members to buy more stock of watermelons.
    Julie Phi
  • Mohamad
    Lebanon
    Mohamad received a loan from Rachel to buy a bakery and develop this new business in parallel to his current business providing car electric maintenance services.
    Rachel
  • Bonasa
    Timor-Leste
    Bonasa received a loan from Candace to support her daughter’s primary education.
    Candace

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$16,250
Amount Loaned
603
Loans
12.8
Loans per member