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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

  • Nady
    Egypt
    Nady received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy more fruits, such as, apples, bananas and watermelons.
    Hans-Peter
    $425 to go
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  • Danilo
    Honduras
    Danilo received a loan from Rachel to buy melons, watermelons, apples, grapes, mangos, plums, avocados, cabbage, plantains, coriander and others.
    Rachel
    0% repaid
  • Dakhly
    Egypt
    Dakhly received a loan from 2 team members to buy fruits and vegetables such as mangos, bananas, cucumbers, eggplants, and watermelons.
    Phi Hans-Peter
    0% repaid
  • Diana
    Moldova
    Diana received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy a tractor.
    Hans-Peter
    4% repaid
  • Pjeter
    Albania
    Pjeter received a loan from Sharon 47 to buy 50 chickens and watermelon seedlings and plastic cover used for plantation, and to pay for the preparation of soil.
    Sharon 47
    4% repaid
  • Maria
    Moldova
    Maria received a loan from Edith to purchase goji berry shrubs for planting.
    Edith
    4% repaid
  • Jeison
    Bolivia
    Jeison received a loan from Julie to buy a circular saw, drill-bits and small tools and wood to be able to make furnitures, doors and others and thus to generate his income and improve his living condition.
    Julie
    4% repaid
  • Gulanda
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulanda received a loan from 2 team members to purchase watermelon and melon seeds and fertilizer, and to cultivate her land and grow organic produce.
    Laurie BARB and BRUNO
    25% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$14,825
Amount Loaned
558
Loans
11.9
Loans per member