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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

  • Edgardo Antonio
    El Salvador
    Edgardo Antonio received a loan from Matthew to purchase nets for fishing and to repair his canoe.
    Matthew
  • Fane
    Fiji
    Fane received a loan from 4 team members to open 3 fish stalls in 3 local markets.
    Mike Gregory A John Thomas
  • Elmer Noel
    El Salvador
    Elmer Noel received a loan from 2 team members to pay for repairs to the boat he uses to go out fishing.
    Richard Christian
  • Elizabeth
    Solomon Islands
    Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy food containers and firewood for her business.
    Thomas
  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy different varieties of cereals grains, such as corn and beans, to sell in the local market and make profits to use to improve her living conditions.
    Thomas
    $450 to go
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  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and high-quality fertilizers.
    Thomas
    $650 to go
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  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce.
    Thomas
  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy farm inputs such as high-quality seeds and fertilizers to improve productivity on her farm and support her family.
    Thomas
  • María Elizabeth
    El Salvador
    María Elizabeth received a loan from Thomas to buy a greater variety of clothing for women and men in order to continue selling.
    Thomas
    $275 to go
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  • Emali
    Fiji
    Emali received a loan from Edith to buy new fishing tackles for a better quality catch.
    Edith
    $1,650 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

521
Team Members
$6,880,075
Amount Funded
26,768
Loans
51.4
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Funded (All Time)