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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

  • Jana Group
    Jana Group received a loan from Marla to increase her merchandise with new collection of winter clothes.
    0% repaid
  • Mucungwe I Group
    Mucungwe I Group received a loan from 12 team members increase his capital and purchase many soles as well as much glue to make and repair many shoes.
    John mary Jenn Default lender image Ashley Beth Brett Steven Michael DJW Fam Lavonne Carrie and Kent
    $1,275 to go
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  • Unguke Group
    Unguke Group received a loan from Michael to bolster her capital and purchase a large supply of beer and lemonade to increase her sales and revenue.
    0% repaid
  • Blenda Carolina
    El Salvador
    Blenda Carolina received a loan from Teri to buy merchandise to keep her store well-stocked and offer new products.
    0% repaid
  • Julio Manuel
    Julio Manuel received a loan from Jane to purchase televisions, microwaves, electric sandwich makers and other appliances that his customers need.
    0% repaid
  • Pablo Alberto
    Pablo Alberto received a loan from Jane to increase the products in his store.
    0% repaid
  • Ubumwe Nyamagabe Group
    Ubumwe Nyamagabe Group received a loan from Katrina to purchase vegetables such as: aubergines, carrots and onions etc for sale.
    0% repaid
  • Camela
    Camela received a loan from Peter to buy ingredients such as vegetables, fish and meat for her food vending business.
    0% repaid
  • Angela Maria
    Angela Maria received a loan from Peter to buy products such as wafers, creams, solteritas--different products that are sweet snacks.
    0% repaid
  • Jane
    Jane received a loan from Peter to purchase fertilizer and seeds that will improve her business and enable her to increase her income.
    0% repaid
  • Virgie
    Virgie received a loan from Peter to buy boxes of fish to offer for sale.
    0% repaid

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