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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

  • Tamila
    Georgia
    Tamila received a loan from 6 team members to purchase a metal protective grid to smoke fish.
    Gregory A John Steve and Sally Edith Mark Howard
    $575 to go
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  • Isah
    Nigeria
    Isah received a loan from Matthew to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase his farm yield.
    Matthew
    $175 to go
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  • Oscar Armando
    Honduras
    Oscar Armando received a loan from Matthew to purchase a drip irrigation system, an antivirus blanket, tomato plants, and other necessary materials for the construction of a greenhouse.
    Matthew
     Only 2 days left! 
    $1,750 to go
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  • Daysy
    Paraguay
    Daysy received a loan from Joey to pay for study materials and transportation costs.
    Joey
    0% repaid
  • Julieta
    Philippines
    Julieta received a loan from Joey to buy spare parts for the maintenance of her motorcycle.
    Joey
    0% repaid
  • Maria Yolanda
    Ecuador
    Maria Yolanda received a loan from Joey to buy fabric, thread, and zippers to make thermal clothing.
    Joey
    0% repaid
  • Zena
    Kenya
    Zena received a loan from Joey to buy more stock of fish.
    Joey
    $850 to go
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  • Ma.fe
    Philippines
    Ma.fe received a loan from Joey to buy a variety of fish and other supplies needed in her business.
    Joey
    $175 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

508
Team Members
$6,970,125
Amount Loaned
23,235
Loans
45.7
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (This Month)
#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)