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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

  • Carlos
    El Salvador
    Carlos received a loan from 5 team members to invest in: fishing nets and labor to repair the ones that he has that are damaged and this way obtain a larger quantity of products.
    Gregory A Mark Edith John Jeff
    $750 to go
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  • Rosa Eva
    El Salvador
    Rosa Eva received a loan from 2 team members to buy seafood for sale.
    Gregory A Edith
    $800 to go
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  • Yolanda
    Paraguay
    Yolanda received a loan from Rick to pay for university fees and examination fees.
    Rick
    0% repaid
  • Michael
    Kenya
    Michael received a loan from 2 team members buy more stock of fish and prawns.
    ROGER Ken
    $225 to go
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  • Nelson
    Colombia
    Nelson received a loan from ROGER to buy bream, horse mackerel, bocachico, swordfish and other types of fish.
    ROGER
    $225 to go
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  • Yolanda
    Nicaragua
    Yolanda received a loan from Mark to buy rain gear, rubber boots and household appliances.
    Mark
    0% repaid
  • Resse
    Philippines
    Resse received a loan from Nazar to purchase additional boxes of dried fish to sell.
    Nazar
    $425 to go
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  • Qiyun
    China
    Qiyun received a loan from Richard to purchase a motor tricycle for selling fruit and vegetables.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Na For Pay Group
    Sierra Leone
    Na For Pay Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase more dozens of dried fish for her business.
    Edith Richard
    $625 to go
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  • Moussa
    Mali
    Moussa received a loan from Richard to buy a precision seeding machine.
    Richard
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

491
Team Members
$6,875,375
Amount Loaned
19,707
Loans
40.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#5 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for New Users (This Month)
#3 for Amount Loaned (All Time)