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Anastasia is 24 years old and she is married. She runs a business just nearby the main road and very close to a garden where many people come to visit the garden and buy her things from the kiosk. Anastasia is earning a good income. Now she is applying for a loan from TRM (Tuba Rai Mentin) to improve her business. She will purchase some additional supplies for resale with the loan, including soft drinks, hard drinks, oil, biscuits, slippers, and rice.

She hopes to make her business bigger and she wants to live in a better life.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of TRM’s effort to reach microentrepreneurs in East Timor, a region suffering from a deeply underdeveloped financial sector. Since its independence in 2002, East Timor has struggled with internal tensions which led to the quasi disappearance of its financial system. As of 2012, TRM is one of only two MFIs operating in East Timor trying to respond to the needs of thousands of microentrepreneurs. This loan provides underserved borrowers with critical capital to sustain their existing businesses or to improve their living conditions. 

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
  • 98
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,207,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Anastasia to buy soft drinks, hard drinks, oil, biscuits, slippers, and rice to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013