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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

  • Augustin
    Augustin received a loan from Aaron & Jenn to buy manure and seedlings for his farm.
    Aaron & Jenn
    0% repaid
  • Innocent
    Innocent received a loan from Aaron & Jenn to buy coffee seedlings to plant, mulch, and to complete his garden.
    Aaron & Jenn
    $1,225 to go
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  • Embassy Group
    Embassy Group received a loan from Aaron & Jenn to increase the shop inventory to meet his customers' demand. And develop his shamba (coffee farm).
    Aaron & Jenn
    $2,050 to go
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  • Florecitas De Xejuyu Group
    Florecitas De Xejuyu Group received a loan from Cory to maintain her fruit trees and also purchase necessary items for coffee plantings.
    0% repaid
  • Heritage School
    Heritage School received a loan from Jeff to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students.
    0% repaid
  • Paul
    Paul received a loan from Kara to buy more stocks of paraffin to help meet customers rising demand, thus more income to cater for family rising needs.
    0% repaid

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