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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

  • Johnstone
    Tanzania
    Johnstone received a loan from Sharon 47 to buy more stock of fast-moving fruits, Irish potatoes, and green vegetables.
    Sharon 47
  • Mwete Group
    Burundi
    Mwete Group received a loan from Wilson to grow her working capital and buy a large quantity of banana beer to resell so she can earn more.
    Wilson
  • Kristine
    Armenia
    Kristine received a loan from 2 team members to pay for forage and buy a vehicle to deliver agriproduction to the markets.
    Hans-Peter Rachel
  • Ahmad
    Lebanon
    Ahmad received a loan from Erika to purchase the needed tools for his painting business and improve his work.
    Erika

Impact   Updated Hourly

48
Team Members
$15,900
Amount Loaned
590
Loans
12.3
Loans per member