She is living in a town near the school, and she is running a kiosk in the market. Her kiosk is located in a strategic place where many people come to buy including students.
She is applying for a loan of $1,000 from TRM (Tuba Rai Metin). She will use the loan to buy stock to keep in her store such as clothing, pans, books and rice.
She is making good money from selling and she wants to apply for a bigger loan in the future.
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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 TRMTuba 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.
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