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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

  • Esthela Silvana
    Ecuador
    Esthela Silvana received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy clothing to stock her business and raw material to make candy.
    Hans-Peter
  • Joao
    Mozambique
    Joao received a loan from 3 team members to buy and sell bicycle tires and innertubes as well as hair extensions and weaves.
    Freddie Julie Rachel
  • Mele
    Tonga
    Mele received a loan from Sharon 47 to buy mulberry for her tapa making business and groceries for her canteen, and also helps with her plantation.
    Sharon 47
  • Mohini
    Fiji
    Mohini received a loan from Freddie to buy a cooler for watermelons.
    Freddie
  • Agatona
    Philippines
    Agatona received a loan from Rachel to invest in a variety of fruits to resell.
    Rachel
  • Claudia
    Colombia
    Claudia received a loan from Susan to buy manure and fertilizers for her coffee plants.
    Susan

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$17,025
Amount Funded
383
Loans
8.1
Loans per member