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We loan because...
We feel an affinity for entrepreneurs that make their living by fishing, selling fish, or attempting to make their lives better because of their proximity to the ocean, or freshwater locales...

About us
We love fish and/or fishing so much that many of us have chosen to present ourselves on KIVA with a photo of ourselves, holding a fish! We welcome "gals" to join, as well, the name of the team notwithstanding...

We certainly support "sustainable" fishing, but also recognize that sometimes, our "Western" views of resource management may not match the needs of the very desperate folks, in other countries, struggling to make a living, or even providing food for their families ... Our intent is to help the struggling, without regard to their profession or trade. We believe that our lending record well represents that goal, as we are a pretty diverse group, with very diverse lending interests....

 

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Team Activity

  • Grp Msm Peace Group
    Tanzania
    Grp Msm Peace Group received a loan from Richard to buy more bales and up-to-date second hand clothes to meet his customers' demand and requirements.
    Richard
     Only 2 hours 6 minutes left! 
    $2,325 to go
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  • Espoir Group
    Burkina Faso
    Espoir Group received a loan from Richard to buy two sacks of rice, two tins of oil, and two cases of spaghetti for his shop.
    Richard
    $1,200 to go
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  • Zeliha
    Turkey
    Zeliha received a loan from Richard to buy dowry materials.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Gemma
    Philippines
    Gemma received a loan from Richard to pay for additional grocery items and ingredients for her food vending business.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Lucia
    Philippines
    Lucia received a loan from Richard to buy fishing gear and other equipment.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Ana Isabel
    Costa Rica
    Ana Isabel received a loan from Richard to invest in the purchase of merchandise.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Juanita
    Philippines
    Juanita received a loan from Mark to buy fishing gear and other equipment.
    Mark
    0% repaid
  • Jérôme S.
    Haiti
    Jérôme S. received a loan from Richard to buy flashlights and electric razors.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • El Pedregal Group
    Mexico
    El Pedregal Group received a loan from Richard to buy school supplies products such as pencil sharpeners, erasers, pencils, notebooks, etc., as well as gifts.
    Richard
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

468
Team Members
$6,857,100
Amount Loaned
18,998
Loans
40.6
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#5 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#3 for Amount Loaned (All Time)