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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

  • Armando
    Armando received a loan from Chris to buy a chainsaw.
    0% repaid
  • Ramiriza Group
    Ramiriza Group received a loan from 2 team members to grow his working capital and buy a lot of cabbages and tomatoes for resale, so as to earn more.
    Nate & Mindy Carrie and Kent
    0% repaid
  • Twizamure Group
    Twizamure Group received a loan from 4 team members to increase his working capital and buy many kitchen utensils for sale.
    Steven Ken Jeff Jon
    0% repaid
  • Maryse
    Maryse received a loan from Jon and Tara to buy gallons of oil and some spices.
    Jon and Tara
    0% repaid
  • Moises David
    Moises David received a loan from Gina to purchase organic fertilizer, organic insecticides and pesticides, coffee plants, and other materials needed to convert his coffee crop to organic.
    0% repaid
  • Savy
    Savy received a loan from Peter to build a latrine for the welfare of their family.
    0% repaid
  • Ruth
    Ruth received a loan from Jason to buy beans, rice, sugar, coffee, eggs, cheese, bread, flour, etc., for her business.
    $1,275 to go
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