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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

  • Gabriela
    Paraguay
    Gabriela received a loan from Ashwin to pay university fees.
    Ashwin
  • Sandra
    Peru
    Sandra received a loan from Ashwin to pay university fees.
    Ashwin
  • Rashmita
    India
    Rashmita received a loan from Ashwin to pay for private coaching fees and to buy study materials so that her son can continue his education.
    Ashwin
    $300 to go
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  • Susama
    India
    Susama received a loan from Ashwin to pay for her son's coaching fees and other educational expenses.
    Ashwin
    $350 to go
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  • Kabita
    India
    Kabita received a loan from Ashwin to pay for the private coaching fees, admission fees and other educational expenses of her son.
    Ashwin
    $75 to go
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  • Khurshed
    Tajikistan
    Khurshed received a loan from Ashwin to pay his son’s treatment at the medical clinic.
    Ashwin
  • Manjulata
    India
    Manjulata received a loan from Ashwin to pay her daughter's private coaching fees and other educational expenses.
    Ashwin
  • Shamim
    Pakistan
    Shamim received a loan from Ashwin to start up her own sewing training center.
    Ashwin
  • Ramiro
    Mexico
    Ramiro received a loan from Ashwin to pay for an operation to recover his sight.
    Ashwin
    $500 to go
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  • José Balbino
    El Salvador
    José Balbino received a loan from 2 team members to buy seafood to sell and to raise fish, and to buy concentrated food for their growth.
    Gregory A ROGER
    $250 to go
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  • April
    United States
    April received a loan from Timothy renovate a farm stand, mini greenhouse, fix chicken coop and raised garden boxes.
    Timothy
    $5,375 to go
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  • Rebeka
    Kenya
    Rebeka received a loan from 2 team members to buy more stocks of fish, eggs and vegetables.
    ROGER Ken

Impact   Updated Hourly

545
Team Members
$7,030,225
Amount Loaned
25,398
Loans
46.6
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)