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A $1000 loan is offered to Terezinha to improve her business. She is 29 years old and she has a garden where many people come to buy every day. She will buy some additional supplies of vegetables. She has been involved in business activities since 2008. She feels very comfortable running her business because she can earn money every day.

Running a business has made Terezinha 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
  • 53
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,408,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Terezinha to buy vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014