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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

  • Dufatanye Group
    Dufatanye Group received a loan from John to buy more rice, sugar, biscuits, and juice to sell.
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    $6,625 to go
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  • Twizerimana Group
    Twizerimana Group received a loan from 3 team members to increase her working capital and buy soap, rice and palm oil for sale in her shop.
    Michael Jonathan DJW Fam
    0% repaid
  • Maria Elena
    El Salvador
    Maria Elena received a loan from Blake to buy soft drinks, water, juices, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Martha
    Martha received a loan from Laura to open a beauty salon in her house and buy the necessary tools.
    0% repaid
  • Lourdes
    Lourdes received a loan from Jon and Tara buy boxes of condensed milk and rice.
    Jon and Tara
    0% repaid
  • Jonas
    Jonas received a loan from Jon and Tara buy a supply of pasta and tomato paste.
    Jon and Tara
    0% repaid
  • Iibangaryiza Group
    Iibangaryiza Group received a loan from 3 team members to buy a large quantity of bananas for resale.
    Ashley Michael Lavonne
    0% repaid
  • Carmen Anneli
    El Salvador
    Carmen Anneli received a loan from Jane to buy metal sheeting, wood, bricks, cement, iron and a toilet to build a toilet facility in her home.
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous received a loan from 2 team members to do some studying for her surgery and in this way improve her health and be able to continue to work to get ahead.
    Kim Default lender image
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from 1 team members to buy basic grains, eggs, meat, and furniture for displaying merchandise.
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    0% repaid

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