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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

  • Ilda María
    Guatemala
    Ilda María received a loan from Franklin to buy and sell traditional clothing items such as güipiles [tunics], fajas [sash belts], and cortes [skirts].
    Franklin
  • Maono Mapya Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Maono Mapya Group received a loan from Richard to acquire a carton of wild fish, which will support her initial capital.
    Richard
  • John
    Haiti
    John received a loan from Pamela to increase the stock of food products (spaghetti, herring, oil, sardines).
    Pamela
  • Ugafode Microfinance
    Uganda
    Ugafode Microfinance received a loan from 2 team members to invest in technology to serve borrowers remotely and to continue operations including paying staff salaries during the COVID-19 crisis.
    Benson Justin & Nina
    $79,000 to go
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  • Castillo Group
    Guatemala
    Castillo Group received a loan from Joey to buy miscellaneous and catalog products.
    Joey
  • Naela
    Palestine
    Naela received a loan from Joey to install shelves and buy grocery goods for her store.
    Joey
  • Lucie
    Congo (DRC)
    Lucie received a loan from Ann with her salted fish trade.
    Ann
  • San Blas Group
    Paraguay
    San Blas Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy fabric and wadding in quantity.
    Andrew Ken
  • Caurie
    Senegal
    Caurie received a loan from 3 team members this Field Partner support groups of women in Senegal whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Jake Kevin Mark
    $268,075 to go
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  • Valentina
    Albania
    Valentina received a loan from Lauren an elderly woman to buy fodder for her livestock for the winter period.
    Lauren
  • Aizhan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Aizhan received a loan from Lauren to pay for field work to harvest more organic clover and buy livestock to increase its headcount.
    Lauren

Impact   Updated Hourly

518
Team Members
$6,921,900
Amount Funded
28,035
Loans
54.1
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Funded (All Time)