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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

  • Shadia
    Shadia received a loan from Michael to supply her grocery store business with new products to improve the shopping experience and give her customers the best service.
  • Rose
    Rose received a loan from Jake to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer to grow more crop plants to help a mom improve her life and help create hope in a mom this 2020 season.
  • Irine
    Irine received a loan from Carrie and Kent to buy farm inputs such as seeds and improve her horticulture farming so that she can improve her income and make her life better.
    Carrie and Kent
    $500 to go
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  • Everline's Group
    Everline's Group received a loan from Carrie and Kent to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and quality fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    Carrie and Kent
  • Jemimah
    Jemimah received a loan from Carrie and Kent a single mom to buy cereal grains such as corn and beans from local farmers and resell them to make an income to sustain her children.
    Carrie and Kent
  • San Felipe Group
    San Felipe Group received a loan from Keith to expand her business buying and selling fruits and vegetables.
  • Jerome
    Jerome received a loan from Sharon to buy a printer and photocopying machine for his secretarial services.

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