Kiva Lending Team: Wheels&Watermelons
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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.
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.
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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Irodahon received a loan from Laurie to buy livestock in order to increase her livestock headcount and also to buy onion seeds for sowing.
Francisca received a loan from Sharon to buy a variety of beverages, vegetables, dairy products, and other items.
Garnik received a loan from Edith to buy winter tires for his far and he will also settle gas balloon on his car, on this way he can also reduce his expenses on petrol use.
Amirbeg received a loan from 2 team members to pay for an operation for his sister.
Juan Ramiro received a loan from 3 team members to buy cattle and an industrial sewing machine for two businesses.
Sosik received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy fodder for his farm cattle and diesel fuel for his final land cultivation work.
Danahan received a loan from 2 team members to buy some livestock for fattening and resale.
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