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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

  • Shariypa
    Kyrgyzstan
    Shariypa received a loan from 1 team members to buy cattle to increase income from raising livestock.
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  • Jesús Antonio
    El Salvador
    Jesús Antonio received a loan from Eric to purchase fishing nets to continue fishing.
    Eric
  • Tahreer
    Palestine
    Tahreer received a loan from Ashwin to buy makeup, creams, and beauty tools for her salon.
    Ashwin
    $1,250 to go
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  • Edwin Alexander
    El Salvador
    Edwin Alexander received a loan from Ashwin to buy cottage cheese, cream, cheese, and fresh cheese, among other dairy products, in order to continue selling.
    Ashwin
    $450 to go
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  • Samira
    Egypt
    Samira received a loan from Ashwin to buy seeds to cultivate parsley and basil to improve her family's living standard and pay for her children's education fees.
    Ashwin
    $950 to go
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  • Ragbia
    Egypt
    Ragbia received a loan from Ashwin to buy some fresh fish from the traders and then sell to her village people in local markets.
    Ashwin
    $50 to go
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  • Zainab's Female Farmers Group
    Sierra Leone
    Zainab's Female Farmers Group received a loan from Ashwin to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs and tractor rental, which will allow the farmer to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.
    Ashwin
  • Pawame
    Kenya
    Pawame received a loan from Ashwin to provide last-mile solar powered electricity to rural, low-income households in Kenya.
    Ashwin
    $190,049 to go
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  • Manuel De Jesús
    El Salvador
    Manuel De Jesús received a loan from 1 team members to buy fertilizer to apply on his plantain crops.
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  • Luis Saúl
    El Salvador
    Luis Saúl received a loan from 1 team members to buy corn, beans, sugar, bread, oil, and other products to stock the store he manages with his partner.
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  • Luis Alberto
    El Salvador
    Luis Alberto received a loan from 1 team members to buy fertilizer and pay workers to maintain the land where he grows basic grains.
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  • Eunice
    Kenya
    Eunice received a loan from 1 team members to buy farming inputs which she plans to use in improving her production thus making more income for her family.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

522
Team Members
$6,975,075
Amount Funded
31,590
Loans
60.5
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Funded (All Time)