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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

  • Mithu
    India
    Mithu received a loan from Ron to expand grocery business by buying rice, oil, spices, lentils, etc.
    Ron
  • Hursand
    Tajikistan
    Hursand received a loan from Shona to buy some cattle.
    Shona
  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from 2 team members to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables.
    Mark Thomas
  • Chan Group
    Cambodia
    Chan Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase fish to make prahok (Khmer traditional preserved fish paste) to sell.
    Mark ROGER
    $725 to go
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  • Elizabeth's Group
    Kenya
    Elizabeth's Group received a loan from Thomas to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seed and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Thomas
    $1,150 to go
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  • Luis Eduardo
    Colombia
    Luis Eduardo received a loan from ROGER to buy meats, dressings, tubers, fish, disposable goods and degreasers, among other things.
    ROGER
    $800 to go
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  • Manjano Foundation
    Tanzania
    Manjano Foundation received a loan from Jeff to train 500 Tanzanian women in entrepreneurship and cosmetic sales so they can raise their income beyond $1/day.
    Jeff
    $20,575 to go
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  • Luz Mary
    Colombia
    Luz Mary received a loan from 2 team members to purchase feed for her animals.
    Kevin ROGER

Impact   Updated Hourly

546
Team Members
$7,020,025
Amount Loaned
25,001
Loans
45.8
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)