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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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Team Activity

  • Teresa Del Carmen
    Teresa Del Carmen received a loan from Blake to purchase a bundle of firewood and shellfish, allowing her to meet the demand that she has for these products.
     Only 1 day left! 
    $175 to go
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  • Rosa Elva
    El Salvador
    Rosa Elva received a loan from Blake to buy corn, chicken, vegetables, tomatoes, consumes, etc. at wholesale.
    0% repaid
  • Cruz Esperanza
    El Salvador
    Cruz Esperanza received a loan from Blake to buy cylinders of propane gas, cold beverages, corn, and other products.
    0% repaid
  • Kijumbu Group
    Kijumbu Group received a loan from 3 team members increase his capital and buy many goats to sell a large quantity of meat in order to earn more.
    Carrie and Kent Michael DJW Fam
    $3,625 to go
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  • Umuse Group
    Umuse Group received a loan from 2 team members to increase his working capital and buy goats for resale as meat.
    Carrie and Kent Michael
    0% repaid
  • Twungubumwe Ii Group
    Twungubumwe Ii Group received a loan from 6 team members she is going to increase her capital and buy some articles in great quantities for her shop (rice, beans, bread, etc.) to resell at a profit.
    Carrie and Kent steve d David Default lender image Michael Tim
    0% repaid
  • Abavandimwe Ii Group
    Abavandimwe Ii Group received a loan from 2 team members to increase her working capital and buy a lot of soap and maize flour for resale.
    Carrie and Kent Default lender image
    $1,525 to go
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  • Theoneste
    Theoneste received a loan from John to buy more rice, cooking oil and sugar to resell.
    0% repaid
  • Clemencia
    Clemencia received a loan from Eric to buy additional sacks of rice to sell.
    0% repaid

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