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Agustinha is a 28-year-old married woman with six children, three of them are in school. Her husband is a farmer. She has a kiosk in front of her home to supply people in her village with basic goods.

Agustinha will purchase additional supplies for her store with the loan, including sugar, candles, oil, soap, and coffee. She opened her kiosk a year ago with a working capital of $400.

Agustinha lives in a simple house made of bamboo and zinc for the roof. She hopes that she can build a good house for her family and send her children to study.

Additional Information

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
  • 24
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,408,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Agustinha restock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013