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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.
More details about our first two borrowers can be found here.

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  • Xhelar
    Xhelar received a loan from Charmaine to purchase watermelon seeds to plant in his land, to buy a new plastic cover for his greenhouse installation, and als to fix the watering system in his land.
  • Gulnoza
    Gulnoza received a loan from Julie to buy fertilizers and watermelon seeds to increase the crop yield on her farm and sell more vegetables to her customers.
  • Erkaiym
    Erkaiym received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy seeds and fertilizer to cultivate her land and grow organic watermelons.
  • Michael
    United States
    Michael received a loan from MARISA which helps for the purchase of furnishings and necessary equipment for the certification requirements for the Sober Living Residence.
  • Wendinzande Pade Group
    Burkina Faso
    Wendinzande Pade Group received a loan from Sharon 47 to buy materials for her dry-cleaning business and reams of paper and ink for her office business.
    Sharon 47
  • Zharkynai
    Zharkynai received a loan from 3 team members to buy livestock for fattening and resale.
    Rachel Sharon 47 Hans-Peter
  • Vasile
    Vasile received a loan from Phi to buy watermelon seeds for planting and to pay for agriculture work.
  • Jedidah
    Jedidah received a loan from 2 team members to buy more stock of watermelons.
    Julie Phi

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