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Elsa opened a general store in 2010 with her own capital of 250 USD. She generates a good income from her store. Elsa lives in a town with her family.

Elsa is requesting a 1,000 USD loan to buy stocks such as oil, slippers, detergent, and soap to keep at her store to sell. She is thinking of running a big business after years of involving herself in her store.

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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
  • 85
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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 Elsa to buy oil, slippers, detergent, and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014