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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Tufaliane Group received a loan from Sharon 47 to buy beans and planks of wood and also to reconfigure her transportation service.
Luis Carlos received a loan from 2 team members to improve his cart so he can work better, and to buy more fruits and vegetables to sell.
José Javier received a loan from 5 team members to purchase watermelons, oranges and also vegetables to sell to his customers.
Judith received a loan from Sharon 47 to buy cloth dyes, plain fabrics, flour, a baking drum and food container for her businesses.
Eder Antonio received a loan from JenniferSF to invest in the purchase of scales, plantains, watermelon, coconuts, etc.
Esthela Silvana received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy clothing to stock her business and raw material to make candy.
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