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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

  • Edi
    Bolivia
    Edi received a loan from Rachel to pay the agricultural work expenses to plant watermelons.
    Rachel
  • Arlis Ananias
    Honduras
    Arlis Ananias received a loan from Candace to buy bundles of used clothes such as trousers, t-shirts, shirts, jeans, lycra, tracksuits and swimming trunks.
    Candace
  • Gulchehra
    Tajikistan
    Gulchehra received a loan from 2 team members to buy fruits and vegetables for resale.
    Betty Helen
  • Holdona
    Tajikistan
    Holdona received a loan from Edith to buy and sell fruits and vegetables.
    Edith
  • Vladimir
    Albania
    Vladimir received a loan from Sharon 47 to add 55 sheep to the existing herd of 35.
    Sharon 47
  • Nady
    Egypt
    Nady received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy more fruits, such as, apples, bananas and watermelons.
    Hans-Peter
  • Danilo
    Honduras
    Danilo received a loan from Rachel to buy melons, watermelons, apples, grapes, mangos, plums, avocados, cabbage, plantains, coriander and others.
    Rachel

Impact   Updated Hourly

48
Team Members
$15,200
Amount Loaned
567
Loans
11.8
Loans per member