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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

  • Edem
    Togo
    Edem received a loan from Richard to buy 30 sheets and 27 ointments.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Patricia Carolina
    El Salvador
    Patricia Carolina received a loan from Edith to buy shrimp, fish, 'conchas' and other seafood to expand the range of products she offers to her customers.
    Edith
    $1,125 to go
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  • Michaela
    Philippines
    Michaela received a loan from Mike to buy used bottles, scrap, and many more things.
    Mike
    0% repaid
  • Mary Jane
    Philippines
    Mary Jane received a loan from Mike to purchase additional sacks of charcoal to sell.
    Mike
    0% repaid
  • Rodolfo
    Peru
    Rodolfo received a loan from Mike to pay day laborers to maintain his pineapple crop.
    Mike
    0% repaid
  • Obai
    Sierra Leone
    Obai received a loan from Mike to buy more cosmetics for his shop.
    Mike
    $1,025 to go
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  • Talwendpanga Group
    Burkina Faso
    Talwendpanga Group received a loan from Mike to purchase sugar, bissap, and ginger to make juice drinks to sell.
    Mike
    0% repaid
  • Normal Group
    Burundi
    Normal Group received a loan from Mike to purchase many kitchen utensils to resell, so as to earn more.
    Mike
    $2,200 to go
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  • Phonhom Group
    Lao PDR
    Phonhom Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.
    Joey Arve A.
    0% repaid
  • Svetlana
    Ukraine
    Svetlana received a loan from Arve A. to purchase artificial flowers, wreaths and baskets for memorial days.
    Arve A.
    $475 to go
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  • Svetlana
    Ukraine
    Svetlana received a loan from Arve A. to purchase additional clothing inventory for spring such as robes, pajamas, underwear and sports suits.
    Arve A.
    $1,450 to go
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  • Natia
    Georgia
    Natia received a loan from Arve A. to purchase a stock of clothes to resell.
    Arve A.
     Only 2 days left! 
    $1,625 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

446
Team Members
$6,838,450
Amount Loaned
18,311
Loans
41.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#5 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (Last Month)
#3 for Amount Loaned (All Time)