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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

  • Turamirize Group
    Turamirize Group received a loan from 6 team members to purchase a large amount of rice to resell, so as to earn more.
    Michael DJW Fam Default lender image Ashley Bonnie Caleb
    0% repaid
  • Gitaza Group
    Gitaza Group received a loan from Michael to purchase rice and beans for resale.
    0% repaid
  • Vilma Abigail
    El Salvador
    Vilma Abigail received a loan from Kara to buy oil, beans, sugar, rice, sardines, bread, flour, corn, and sausages, among other products, to keep her store running.
    $450 to go
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  • El Progreso Group
    El Progreso Group received a loan from Jason to buy a sewing machine and expand her business.
    0% repaid
  • Veronica
    Veronica received a loan from Glen to buy notions.
    0% repaid
  • Edna
    Edna received a loan from Glen to pay for the repair of the fishing boat.
    0% repaid
  • Rabia
    Rabia received a loan from Glen to purchase a cow and a steer in order to bolster her income.
    0% repaid

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