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Maria
Maria is 25 years old. She is married, and she is running a kiosk that helps her to generate income for her family. Her husband is a driver.

Maria is taking a loan of US$ 600 to improve her business. She will use the loan to buy stocks to keep in her store, such as cigarettes, eggs, shampoo, bread, soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Sprite, Sagiko, Fanta) and biscuits. She opened her kiosk a year ago with her own working capital of US $150. She is a hard-working woman and 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. 

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

  • $3,100
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $1,508,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maria to buy eggs, shampoo, cigarettes, bread, soft drinks and biscuits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 21, 2013
Listed
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2014