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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

  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy more stock of sugar, bread, flour and other items.
    Thomas
    $600 to go
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  • Dinora
    United States
    Dinora received a loan from 2 team members expand our market presence and increase sales.
    Magnus Henrik Greg
     Only 4 days left! 
    $1,250 to go
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  • Santiago
    Bolivia
    Santiago received a loan from 2 team members to buy an outboard motor in order to fish in Lake Titicaca.
    Magnus Henrik ROGER
     Only 5 days left! 
    $1,050 to go
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  • Wilson
    Colombia
    Wilson received a loan from 2 team members to buy fish food in quantity.
    Magnus Henrik ROGER
    $825 to go
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  • Romeo
    Philippines
    Romeo received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a motorboat engine.
    Magnus Henrik ROGER
    $275 to go
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  • Sergio
    Colombia
    Sergio received a loan from 2 team members to buy a larger inventory of shrimp, fish, prawns and other orders for customers.
    Magnus Henrik ROGER
    $925 to go
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  • Kelenya Group
    Mali
    Kelenya Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase baobab leaves and néré nuts to resell.
    Magnus Henrik ROGER
     Only 3 days left! 
    $2,025 to go
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  • Marcelina
    Philippines
    Marcelina received a loan from 2 team members to buy a variety of fish and other supplies needed in her business.
    Magnus Henrik Ken
    $250 to go
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  • Arjan
    Albania
    Arjan received a loan from Howard to improve hygiene by building a toilet and sewage system.
    Howard
    $1,625 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

513
Team Members
$6,982,250
Amount Loaned
23,658
Loans
46.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#9 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)