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Maria
Maria is taking a loan of $1000 to improve her business. She is married and she is 29 years old. She is running a kiosk that helps her to generate income for her family. She will use the loan to buy stock to keep in her store such as water, oil, milk, salt, books, cigarettes, soap, rice, fish, slippers and pencils. She opened her kiosk in 2002 with her own working capital of $50.

Maria is a hardworking woman and she hopes to run a bigger business in the future. She is happy with TRM (Tuba Rai Metin) that offers loans for poor people.

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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
  • 0
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  • $1,464,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria to buy water, oil, milk, salt, books, cigarettes, soap, rice, fish, slippers and pencils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2013
Listed
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013