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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

  • Kuña Aty Group
    Kuña Aty Group received a loan from Glen to purchase a variety of drinks, baked goods, vegetables, fruits, meat, and other products.
  • Akaranga Group
    Akaranga Group received a loan from 2 team members to increase his capital and buy large quantities of beans, rice, and chemical fertilizer.
    Michael Jon
     Only 3 days left! 
    $2,675 to go
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  • Tumaini Group
    Tumaini Group received a loan from 4 team members to grow her working capital and buy a large quantity of banana beer for resale so as to earn more.
    Jonathan DJW Fam Jim steve d
     Only 3 days left! 
    $175 to go
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  • Giriyuja-Muyira Group
    Giriyuja-Muyira Group received a loan from 3 team members to buy a large supply of beans, cassava flour, and phone chargers to resell for a profit.
    Keith Michael Jon
    $2,400 to go
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  • Luz Marcela
    Luz Marcela received a loan from 1 team members to buy display cases and all types of clothing items.
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  • Eunice
    Eunice received a loan from Nate & Mindy to buy seeds and venture into horticulture farming.
    Nate & Mindy

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