Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Juliana, 39, runs a shop in front of her house near a school. Students and many other customers come by to shop and buy, as her business is in a strategic location. She is making good money.

Juliana is applying for a 600 USD loan from TRM (Tuba Rai Metin) which she will use to buy more stock for her shop such as noodles, coffee, oil, sugar, cookies, salt and shampoo. Anticipating greater profits, she hopes to take a bigger loan in the future.

Additional Information

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
  • 50
    View loans »
    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,419,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Juliana to buy more stock for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2014