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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

  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Edith to buy more coconuts and watermelons in bulk.
    Edith
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  • Irodahon
    Kyrgyzstan
    Irodahon received a loan from Laurie to buy livestock in order to increase her livestock headcount and also to buy onion seeds for sowing.
    Laurie
    0% repaid
  • Francisca
    Paraguay
    Francisca received a loan from Sharon to buy a variety of beverages, vegetables, dairy products, and other items.
    Sharon
    6% repaid
  • Garnik
    Armenia
    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.
    Edith
    0% repaid
  • Fatma
    Turkey
    Fatma received a loan from Sharon to buy necessary ingredients.
    Sharon
    27% repaid
  • Amirbeg
    Tajikistan
    Amirbeg received a loan from 2 team members to pay for an operation for his sister.
    Sharon Julie
    0% repaid
  • Milagro
    El Salvador
    Milagro received a loan from Auni to buy fruit and seafood.
    Auni
    0% repaid
  • Evelyn
    Philippines
    Evelyn received a loan from Wilson to buy materials needed for her blacksmith business.
    Wilson
    24% repaid
  • Juan Ramiro
    Bolivia
    Juan Ramiro received a loan from 3 team members to buy cattle and an industrial sewing machine for two businesses.
    Amy Edith Sharon
    15% repaid
  • Sosik
    Armenia
    Sosik received a loan from Hans-Peter to buy fodder for his farm cattle and diesel fuel for his final land cultivation work.
    Hans-Peter
    6% repaid
  • Danahan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Danahan received a loan from 2 team members to buy some livestock for fattening and resale.
    Edith Sharon
    21% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

48
Team Members
$14,525
Amount Loaned
546
Loans
11.4
Loans per member