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A $1,000 loan is offered to Joanina to improve her business. She has a kiosk where many people come to buy items every day. With this loan she will buy some additional supplies such as biscuits, noodles, sugar, coffee and soft drinks (fanta, coca-cola and sprite). She has been involved in business activities since 2011. She feels comfortable to run her business because she can earn money every day.

Running a business has made Joanina independent because she can be responsible for herself and also help her family. She hopes to run a bigger business in the future.

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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
  • 88
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,219,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Joanina to buy biscuits, coffee, sugar, salt, noodles, oil and soft drinks such as fanta, coca-cola and sprite.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014