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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

  • Herbert Antonio
    El Salvador
    Herbert Antonio received a loan from James to purchase fishing equipment and keep working.
    James
  • Jaime Alfredo
    Colombia
    Jaime Alfredo received a loan from ROGER to purchase fish, a transportation vehicle and an assortment of vegetables.
    ROGER
    $150 to go
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  • José Francisco
    Colombia
    José Francisco received a loan from ROGER to buy chicken, fish, plantains and vegetables as well as new tables and chairs.
    ROGER
    $800 to go
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  • Julia
    Peru
    Julia received a loan from Rusty to buy car brakes.
    Rusty
  • Rogelia
    Philippines
    Rogelia received a loan from Rusty to buy feed and other supplies to raise her livestock.
    Rusty
  • José
    Guatemala
    José received a loan from Rusty to buy fertilizer and agricultural inputs.
    Rusty
  • Wupa
    Israel
    Wupa received a loan from Rusty to create a display window and display case, a new cashier and stock.‎.
    Rusty
    $2,375 to go
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  • Maria Catalina
    El Salvador
    Maria Catalina received a loan from 3 team members buy punches and other types of crab in greater quantity to keep her customers satisfied.
    Mary John Ken
    $725 to go
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  • Santos Irene
    El Salvador
    Santos Irene received a loan from 2 team members to purchase fishing nets, in this way he will be able to get ahead with his work and get good earnings from selling the fish.
    John ROGER
     Only 3 days left! 
    $300 to go
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  • Rita
    Philippines
    Rita received a loan from John to buy a boat engine and bobo (a kind of fish trap) materials; the other part is to buy RTW (ready-to-wear) products.
    John
     Only 32 hours left! 
    $475 to go
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  • Kasala
    Tanzania
    Kasala received a loan from 2 team members to increase the stock of fresh fish most especially Tilapia and Silverfish to sell.
    John Ken
    $875 to go
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  • Rebecca
    Philippines
    Rebecca received a loan from Rusty to buy additional hardware supplies like paint, electric bulbs, and plumbing supplies.
    Rusty

Impact   Updated Hourly

537
Team Members
$7,012,650
Amount Loaned
24,765
Loans
46.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)