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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

  • Galo
    Ecuador
    Galo received a loan from 4 team members to purchase fishing materials, nets and boards.
    John Mark Stop Expiries! Ross
    $400 to go
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  • José Naún
    El Salvador
    José Naún received a loan from 4 team members to repair the motor and the canoe he uses to fish and to buy nets.
    Mark Mary Debra Ross
    $525 to go
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  • Marcelino Javier
    Nicaragua
    Marcelino Javier received a loan from 3 team members to purchase different types of fish, lobster, 'conchas negras' (black shells) and shrimp.
    Mark Stop Expiries! Edith
    $625 to go
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  • Sisilia
    Fiji
    Sisilia received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a cooler & a small backup generator.
    Mark Edith
    $575 to go
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  • Celvin's Group
    Kenya
    Celvin's Group received a loan from Nicola to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
    Nicola
  • Nida
    Philippines
    Nida received a loan from Steve and Sally to build a sanitary toilet for her family.
    Steve and Sally
  • Peter
    Kenya
    Peter received a loan from Steve and Sally to purchase a biodigester to power his farm with biogas and stop cutting trees.
    Steve and Sally
  • Richard
    Uganda
    Richard received a loan from Steve and Sally to purchase the ACE 1 energy system in order to have access to solar power for lighting, charging and cooking in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.
    Steve and Sally

Impact   Updated Hourly

520
Team Members
$6,893,075
Amount Funded
27,160
Loans
52.2
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Funded (All Time)