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About us
From 2007 to 2012, the Mars Hill community invested $1.2 million dollars to support the efforts of Turame Community Finance in Burundi, Africa. Now we are continuing our involvement with Turame in an even more hands-on-way - by becoming microfinance lenders.

How to get involved:
1. Click the join team button to the left [if you are new to Kiva you will need to create an account].

2. Choose a Borrower: Check out the current Turame loans by scrolling down at this link: [] If there are no new loans, check back in as Turame posts new loans twice a month.

3. Make a Loan:

4. Get Repaid: Over the course of 6 months your loan will get repaid to you in the form of Kiva credit. [This is a loan, not a donation]

5. Repeat. You can take the money and put it back in your pocket or make a loan to another group.

Thanks for helping support Turame Community Finance in providing loans to those living in one of the poorest countries on the planet.
You can learn more about Turame here:

Location: Grandville MI       Team website


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  • Nancy's Group
    Nancy's Group received a loan from Carrie and Kent to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for theĀ cultivationĀ of maize, as well as a solar light.
    Carrie and Kent
    $900 to go
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  • Rugenge Group
    Rugenge Group received a loan from 4 team members to increase his business capital and purchase a large quantity of rice, beans, and salt to resell and increase his earnings.
    Carrie and Kent Michael Barry Rob
    $1,400 to go
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  • Zhanylbek
    Zhanylbek received a loan from Kara to purchase sheep and young bulls in order to grow his business.
     Only 1 day left! 
    $575 to go
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  • Fatima
    Fatima received a loan from 1 team members to buy slippers, salt, milk, eggs, sardines, coffee, cooking oils, soft drinks and other things to sell.
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    0% repaid
  • Sitivi
    Sitivi received a loan from Jonathon to buy a chest freezer, snacks, frozen goods, canned food, and sacks of onions and potatoes.
    $925 to go
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  • Karugembe Group
    Karugembe Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy a large amount of beans, palm oil, and bananas to resell.
    Tim Barry
    0% repaid
  • Kutsikivi Group
    Kutsikivi Group received a loan from 2 team members increase his capital and buy a large amount of palm fruit that he can use to make palm oil. He will then sell the oil to earn more.
    Barry John
    0% repaid

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