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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

  • Mohammad
    Lebanon
    Mohammad received a loan from Kevin to increase his merchandise with more fish to better satisfy his customers' demands.
    Kevin
    $400 to go
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  • Martial
    Cameroon
    Martial received a loan from Rusty to buy maintenance products for his cocoa plantation.
    Rusty
  • Ecoenergy
    Pakistan
    Ecoenergy received a loan from 2 team members to distribute 400 pay-as-you-go solar systems in Pakistan.
    Mark Ron
    $19,025 to go
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  • Ana By Karma
    Bhutan
    Ana By Karma received a loan from Mark to develop a new product which will help create additional income opportunities to Bhutanese weavers.
    Mark
    $2,825 to go
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  • Ab Ovo Confectionery Limited
    Ghana
    Ab Ovo Confectionery Limited received a loan from 3 team members to increase the company's production capacity and provide employment opportunities to 20 individuals.
    Mark Rusty Harry
  • Mutsanayi Group
    Zimbabwe
    Mutsanayi Group received a loan from Rusty to restock fruits and vegetables and to add winter wear to her flea market.
    Rusty
  • Peace
    Nigeria
    Peace received a loan from Rusty to purchase storage containers for palm oil.
    Rusty
  • Osvaldo Manuel
    Colombia
    Osvaldo Manuel received a loan from Rusty to buy 10 pigs to raise to increase the production.
    Rusty
  • Paligwende De Zagtouli Group
    Burkina Faso
    Paligwende De Zagtouli Group received a loan from Rusty to buy 2 cans of cooking oil, 2 boxes of detergent, 1 bag of sugar, 3 boxes of cigarettes, 2 boxes of spaghettis, and 5 bags of rice.
    Rusty
  • Phalla
    Cambodia
    Phalla received a loan from Rusty to buy supplies to make Khmer noodles to sell.
    Rusty
  • Entente De Kuiti Group
    Burkina Faso
    Entente De Kuiti Group received a loan from Rusty to pay for two 20-liter containers of gasoline and five sacks of fertilizer to boost his farming and support his children's education.
    Rusty

Impact   Updated Hourly

558
Team Members
$7,047,925
Amount Loaned
26,002
Loans
46.6
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)