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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

  • Julius
    Uganda
    Julius received a loan from Mark VT to buy general merchandise such as cups, jugs, and plates to sell.
    Mark VT
    $150 to go
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  • Lupe
    Bolivia
    Lupe received a loan from Mark VT to buy sleeping bags and tents to rent to tourists.
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    $1,175 to go
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  • Elena
    Samoa
    Elena received a loan from Mark VT to buy a new sewing machine, thread, needles, measuring tape, new pair of scissors, and material.
    Mark VT
    $250 to go
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  • Idigul
    Tajikistan
    Idigul received a loan from Mark VT to buy mineral fertilizer and seeds for her farming business.
    Mark VT
    $350 to go
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  • Fátima María
    El Salvador
    Fátima María received a loan from Mark VT a borrower to purchase pitchers, plastic bags, fruit and straw for her soda sales.
    Mark VT
    $25 to go
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  • Rosa Graciela
    Ecuador
    Rosa Graciela received a loan from Mark VT to buy: more undergarments, socks, and pants wholesale.
    Mark VT
     Only 4 days left! 
    $450 to go
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  • Mammam
    Nigeria
    Mammam received a loan from Mark VT to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
    Mark VT
    $150 to go
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  • Ahmad
    Egypt
    Ahmad received a loan from Mark VT to buy some grocery products such as cheese, oil, pasta, and rice.
    Mark VT
     Only 42 hours left! 
    $325 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

560
Team Members
$7,040,025
Amount Loaned
25,712
Loans
45.9
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)