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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

  • Ema
    Samoa
    Ema received a loan from Thomas to buy a new fishing canoe, a large cooler, a chest freezer, hooks, baits, flippers, and new goggles.
    Thomas
    $300 to go
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  • Raphael Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Raphael Group received a loan from Richard to buy smoked and salted fish, which will strengthen her initial capital.
    Richard
    $1,075 to go
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  • 08-Bogal Group
    Senegal
    08-Bogal Group received a loan from 2 team members to sell vegetables and dried fish.
    Eric Ken
  • Aknaz
    Kyrgyzstan
    Aknaz received a loan from 2 team members to buy livestock to increase his income from breeding livestock.
    Eric Ken
  • Mujeres Mbarete Group
    Paraguay
    Mujeres Mbarete Group received a loan from Mark to purchase meat, tomatoes, peppers, onions and products in bulk, like rice, noodles, yuca etc.
    Mark
  • Felix
    Timor-Leste
    Felix received a loan from Eric to buy slippers, noodles, cigarettes, sugar, coffee, salt, milk, eggs, and fish.
    Eric
  • Yolidet Del Socorro
    Nicaragua
    Yolidet Del Socorro received a loan from Simon to buy candy, rice, beans, sugar, oil, soft drinks, juices, and bread.
    Simon
  • Blanca Elizabeth
    El Salvador
    Blanca Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy corn, beans, rice, sugar, oil, sweet treats, sodas, juices and soups among other products to sell in her shop.
    Thomas
    $625 to go
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  • Elisabeth
    Burkina Faso
    Elisabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy 20 cases of alcoholic beverages and 10 of soft drinks for her restaurant business.
    Thomas
    $800 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

522
Team Members
$7,003,800
Amount Funded
32,662
Loans
62.6
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Funded (All Time)