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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

  • Samwel's Group
    Samwel's Group received a loan from Dan to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
  • Yenis Arminda
    El Salvador
    Yenis Arminda received a loan from Dan to buy more seafood to sell and an industrial griddle for making stuffed tortillas.
  • Sean's Group
    Sean's Group received a loan from Dan to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for her family.
  • Orgeta
    Orgeta received a loan from Dan to pay her pregnancy medical bill.
  • Manjula
    Manjula received a loan from Dan to expand her women's accessories enterprise by adding more items like bangles, earrings, etc.
  • Sreypech Group
    Sreypech Group received a loan from Dan to purchase Khmer traditional medicines.
  • Wow
    Wow received a loan from Christian a social enterprise to invest in office space, software and training.
    $10,200 to go
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  • Kiwa Life
    Kiwa Life received a loan from Christian to pay 600 farming families 100% above market prices while paying respect to indigenous Andean crops.
    $18,050 to go
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  • Accents And Art
    Accents And Art received a loan from Christian provide employment and training to 100 additional low skilled artisans.

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