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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

  • Beathe
    Beathe received a loan from Faith to buy more bananas and shallots.
    0% repaid
  • Omar Segundo
    Omar Segundo received a loan from Cody to buy a cart, a pot and ingredients to prepare "peto" (milk, flour and corn).
    0% repaid
  • Chichek
    Chichek received a loan from Glen to pay for three cows.
    0% repaid
  • Lachman
    Lachman received a loan from 1 team members to overhaul his tractor.
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    0% repaid
  • Liana
    Liana received a loan from 1 team members to start selling linens, clothing and other home products.
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    0% repaid
  • Rita
    Rita received a loan from Peter to pay for 5 pigs and forage for feeding the livestock.
    0% repaid
  • Effie
    Effie received a loan from Peter to purchase additional feed for her pigs.
    0% repaid
  • Burulkan
    Burulkan received a loan from Peter to purchase hay and feed for cattle in order to expand her business.
    0% repaid

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