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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

  • Easter
    Easter received a loan from Christian to buy sacks of flour, yeast, sugar, shopping bags, a gas oven, cooking pans, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Delia
    Delia received a loan from Teri to buy more merchandise for her bazaar.
    0% repaid
  • Ingabo Group
    Ingabo Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a large amount of paint to resell, so as to earn more.
    Carrie and Kent Caleb
    $1,600 to go
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  • Uzima Group
    Uzima Group received a loan from 4 team members increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of padhi rice for resale, to earn more.
    Carrie and Kent Default lender image Family G Caleb
    0% repaid
  • Maxim
    Maxim received a loan from Herman to buy pesticides to help his red onions, lima beans and potatoes grow.
    0% repaid
  • Confiance Group
    Confiance Group received a loan from 3 team members to purchase 30 cases of industrial beer and 5 cases of lemonade to bolster his sales and revenue.
    Lynn Cindy Caleb
    0% repaid
  • Edilberto
    Edilberto received a loan from Eric to purchase a greater quantity of products and fruit to offer to his customers.
    0% repaid
  • Erondina
    Erondina received a loan from Peter to improve the roof of one of the rooms she rents.
    0% repaid
  • Turagame Group
    Turagame Group received a loan from Michael to increase his capital and buy a lot of clothes to resell at a profit.
    0% repaid
  • Firuzjon
    Firuzjon received a loan from Kara to purchase cattle.
    0% repaid
  • Colleta
    Colleta received a loan from Terrie to buy more stock of tailoring materials.
    0% repaid
  • Julieta
    Julieta received a loan from 1 team members to purchase new farming machinery, fertilizer and seed.
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    0% repaid

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