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Adelina is 23 years old, married and the mother of two children, one of whom is in primary school. Her husband works as a farmer, while she runs a kiosk where she supplies people in her village with basic goods. She also grows vegetables on a small plot of land she owns. Adelina is requesting this loan to buy additional items to sell in her store, including animals such as chickens. She started this business last year with $200 of her own capital. She lives in her simple house where the roof is made of zinc and the walls of palm branches. Her goal for the future is to expand the size of her store.

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Information about TRM

Tuba Rai Metin (TRM) is a microfinance institution in East Timor, one of the smallest, newest and least developed countries in Southeast Asia. The organization provides credit, savings and micro-insurance services to more than 7,000 clients. Its goal is to extend its reach into even more remote regions through branchless banking services.

About Timor-Leste

  • $6,800
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,387,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Adelina to buy additional items to sell from her store, including animals such as chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2013