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A $1000 loan is requested by Paulina. She is a widow with 2 children, both are in primary school. Paulina has a kiosk in front of her home. She has been operating her kiosk since 2005 with a starting capital of $400.

Paulina will purchase additional supplies for her store with the loan, including noodles, oil, soap, cigarettes, fish and vegetables. She lives in a simple house made of palm branch for walls and zinc for roof. She wants to open a bigger store in the future.

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
  • 54
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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 $1,000 helped Paulina restock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014