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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

  • Voskehat
    Voskehat received a loan from John to pay for barley and wheat seeds, as well as to buy fertilizer and cover soil plowing expenses.
  • Ntitugungane Group
    Ntitugungane Group received a loan from 4 team members to buy bananas for wine production, increasing her sales revenues.
    Steven Lynelle Michael Jonathan
    $1,425 to go
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  • William Fernando
    William Fernando received a loan from 1 team members to renew the vehicle insurance policy and perform maintenance to the vehicle.
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  • Masaka Ss
    Masaka Ss received a loan from Kara to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for students.
  • Katiro Group
    Katiro Group received a loan from Michael to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of manure for resale, to earn more.
  • Emily's Group
    Emily's Group received a loan from Kara to purchase two solar lights and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
  • Kanama Group
    Kanama Group received a loan from DJW Fam to increase his stock and buy a large amount of sugar for resale.
    DJW Fam
     Only 3 days left! 
    $1,850 to go
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  • Tushuhudiane Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Tushuhudiane Group received a loan from Kara to pay for a 1000 kg of cassava flour, 1000 kg of corn, and the transportation for it all.
  • Izidra Joaquim
    Izidra Joaquim received a loan from Daniel to start a business as a Zoona mobile money transfer agent so that she can provide financial services to her community.
  • Hassan
    Hassan received a loan from Chris to buy supplies like thread and fabric to sew into curtains and back packs to deliver customer orders.

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