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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

  • Than Man Taw Village
    Myanmar (Burma)
    Than Man Taw Village received a loan from Tim to help 40 villagers purchase livestock to raise and sell for additional income.
    Tim
    $5,500 to go
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  • Marilyn
    Philippines
    Marilyn received a loan from Ken to buy 300 kilograms of talakitok and tanguigue fish.
    Ken
    0% repaid
  • Mary Ann
    Philippines
    Mary Ann received a loan from Ken to buy various kinds of fish to sell.
    Ken
    $175 to go
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  • Tofoi
    Samoa
    Tofoi received a loan from Richard to buy a new fishing canoe, a large cooler, a chest freezer, hooks, baits, flippers and new goggles.
    Richard
    $375 to go
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  • Mi Cajero Group
    Peru
    Mi Cajero Group received a loan from Bob to buy ingredients used to make desserts.
    Bob
    0% repaid
  • Edwin
    Bolivia
    Edwin received a loan from Richard to buy a boat and some fishing nets, in order to achieve his dreams.
    Richard
    $975 to go
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  • Mohamad
    Lebanon
    Mohamad received a loan from Edith to make necessary maintenance to his boat to keep it in good shape to improve his living.
    Edith
    0% repaid
  • Yohana Elizabeth
    Ecuador
    Yohana Elizabeth received a loan from Bob to buy clothing, shoes, and cosmetics to sell.
    Bob
    0% repaid
  • Lucia Leonor
    Ecuador
    Lucia Leonor received a loan from Bob buy bikes, tires, spare parts, and bike accessories for resale.
    Bob
    0% repaid
  • María Teresa
    Ecuador
    María Teresa received a loan from Bob buy ingredients needed to make and sell fried plantain chips.
    Bob
    0% repaid
  • Luisa Maribel
    Ecuador
    Luisa Maribel received a loan from Bob buy clothing, shoes, and beauty products for resale.
    Bob
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

428
Team Members
$6,509,900
Amount Loaned
15,237
Loans
35.6
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#4 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#3 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#7 for New Users (This Month)
#3 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#2 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#1 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)