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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

  • Mediatrice
    Rwanda
    Mediatrice received a loan from Lauren to buy a delivery van to reach more customers who could not previously afford clean drinking water.
    Lauren
    $50 to go
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  • Niru
    Nepal
    Niru received a loan from Lauren to buy food to feed her cows.
    Lauren
  • Joseph
    United States
    Joseph received a loan from Lauren which helps a minority owned business get upgraded equipment and begin to build a legacy.
    Lauren
  • Tubumwe Tcb Group
    Rwanda
    Tubumwe Tcb Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy more goats to sell.
    Mark Joey
  • John
    Kenya
    John received a loan from Thomas to service his two motorcycles.
    Thomas
  • Perlita
    Philippines
    Perlita received a loan from Ellen to buy feeds and other supplies to raise her pigs.
    Ellen
  • Rosemarie
    Philippines
    Rosemarie received a loan from Ellen to buy feed and other supplies to raise her pig.
    Ellen
  • Las Princesas Group
    Guatemala
    Las Princesas Group received a loan from Ross to buy corn, vegetables, and firewood in order to prepare her food and sell it.
    Ross
    $2,000 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

519
Team Members
$6,946,000
Amount Funded
28,879
Loans
55.6
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Funded (All Time)