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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

  • Sinai
    Samoa
    Sinai received a loan from Wilson to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a new wheelbarrow, a tiller, a rake, new gumboots, and a spade,.
    Wilson
  • Erick Alexander
    Ecuador
    Erick Alexander received a loan from Wilson to cover the cost of composts, fertilizers, and workers.
    Wilson
  • Hanan
    Palestine
    Hanan received a loan from David to buy a sewing machine, yarns, silk, steam iron, and other needed tools for her work.
    David
  • Jessenia Ernestina
    Ecuador
    Jessenia Ernestina received a loan from Rachel to buy bananas, pineapples, watermelon, oranges, tangerines, etc.
    Rachel
  • Rose
    Solomon Islands
    Rose received a loan from Rachel to buy bearings, timing belt, radiator and brake pad to repair her car for her taxi business.
    Rachel

Impact   Updated Hourly

46
Team Members
$18,000
Amount Funded
398
Loans
8.7
Loans per member