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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


Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Guadalupe
    Guadalupe received a loan from ewkuiper to purchase agricultural supplies in order to care for her coffee crop.
    $350 to go
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  • Muringaniro Group
    Muringaniro Group received a loan from 4 team members increase his working capital and buy lots of pagnes for resale, to earn more.
    Michael Default lender image Barry Laura
    0% repaid
  • Florence
    Florence received a loan from Faith to stock sweets, cakes, bread and quencher to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Joan
    Joan received a loan from Victor to buy general merchandise like omo and cooking oil to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Normal Group
    Normal Group received a loan from 3 team members to bolster his working capital and stock up on kitchen utensils that he will sell to increase his revenue.
    Barry Ken Christopher
    0% repaid
  • Alexis
    Alexis received a loan from Michael to supply construction materials for a vocational training program.
    $0 to go
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  • Midogan Group
    Midogan Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy condiments for resale.
    Christie Danielle
    0% repaid
  • Shingimizi Group
    Shingimizi Group received a loan from Ken to buy firewood to make baked bricks.
    0% repaid
  • Edson
    Edson received a loan from Deb to complete his residential house.
    0% repaid
  • Natalya
    Natalya received a loan from Katie to buy additional seasonal merchandise.
    0% repaid

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