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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

  • Micrédito
    Micrédito received a loan from Christian to provide loans to 450 smallholder farmers, helping them feed themselves, their families, and the country during COVID-19.
    $234,200 to go
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  • Philemon
    United States
    Philemon received a loan from Tim which helps staff nurses to make a change in the community during this pandemic!.
  • Keymia
    United States
    Keymia received a loan from Tim which helps minority, woman-owned business resume business and flourish despite COVID-19.
  • Coop Norandino
    Coop Norandino received a loan from 2 team members support organic-based cooperative members that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Nate & Mindy Chris
  • Anastasia
    Papua New Guinea
    Anastasia received a loan from Beth to purchase materials for her local hand craft business.
  • Sorn
    Sorn received a loan from Glen to buy cassava trees and fertilizer for her farming business.
  • Gulzat
    Gulzat received a loan from Glen to buy cattle to increase her income from raising livestock.
  • Doris Nohemi
    Doris Nohemi received a loan from Glen to purchase two pigs for breeding.
  • Phượng
    Phượng received a loan from Glen to buy some chickens and ducks to raise.
  • Tulai
    Tulai received a loan from 1 team members to buy glue, hooks, and an electronic fan.
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  • Nyshankul
    Nyshankul received a loan from Peter to buy cattle to increase her income from cattle breeding.
  • Saturnina
    Saturnina received a loan from Peter to buy ingredients for her food production business.

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