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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

  • Adrien
    Adrien received a loan from Jim to buy more materials and machines to use for his tailoring.
    $325 to go
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  • Abisirayeri Group
    Abisirayeri Group received a loan from 5 team members to increase his capital and buy many kilos of beans and rice to resell so as to earn more money.
    Jonathan Michael DJW Fam Default lender image Lavonne
  • Na Tau 45 Group
    Na Tau 45 Group received a loan from Scott to buy three sows (fully grown female pigs) to expand pig farming.
     Only 4 days left! 
    $2,650 to go
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  • Geoffrey
    Geoffrey received a loan from Andrew to expand production capacity of eco-friendly, sustainable, & recycled motor-oil.
  • Estela
    Estela received a loan from Chris to purchase photocopy equipment to expand the services offered by her small shop.
  • Alkrian
    Alkrian received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a drink refrigerator, stock of refreshments, diapers, sweets ‎and frozen meat.‎.
    Jordan & Hannah Joy & Aaron
  • Esther
    Esther received a loan from Peter to buy farm inputs.

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