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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

  • Heidy
    Philippines
    Heidy received a loan from Rachel to buy fruits and vegetables to sell in her food stall.
    Rachel
  • Alaa
    Palestine
    Alaa received a loan from MARISA to buy a sewing machine, yarns, silk, and fabrics for her work.
    MARISA
  • Girlyn
    Philippines
    Girlyn received a loan from Rachel to buy additional boxes of fruits to sell.
    Rachel
  • Savri
    Tajikistan
    Savri received a loan from Rachel to purchase watermelon seeds and fertilizers to plant a new crop.
    Rachel
  • Gulzar
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulzar received a loan from Laurie to purchase land for farming.
    Laurie

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$18,475
Amount Funded
620
Loans
13.2
Loans per member