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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

  • Mariana
    Mariana received a loan from Bonnie to buy a special laser machine that will attract more customers, increase her income, and develop her business properly.
    0% repaid
  • Icakunze Group
    Icakunze Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy many plastic bags for resale so as to earn more.
    Joel Ashley
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  • Maria
    Maria received a loan from Mitchell family to improve the living conditions of her house, making a division between the kitchen and living room for more comfort.
    Mitchell family
    0% repaid
  • Litoral Group
    Litoral Group received a loan from 1 team members to purchase wholesale fabric to make women's petticoats.
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    0% repaid
  • Luisa
    Luisa received a loan from Danielle to buy windows and cement to finish building her home.
    0% repaid
  • Floriselda
    Floriselda received a loan from Glen to buy manure, fertiliser and weed-killer for her coffee crops.
    0% repaid
  • José Edgardo
    José Edgardo received a loan from Glen to finish his university studies in Industrial Management and Business.
    0% repaid
  • Herson Enoc
    El Salvador
    Herson Enoc received a loan from Glen to buy fertilizer, herbicides, seeds, insecticides, and to lease the land he cultivates.
    0% repaid
  • Eli Onan
    El Salvador
    Eli Onan received a loan from Glen to buy supplies to plant a plot of cucumbers, green beans, and the rest helps to buy wood and tiles because he needs to do some repairs parts of the house he lives in.
    0% repaid

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