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Catarina is applying for a loan of $1,000.00 to improve her business. She is 31 years old and is married with two children. She is running a business in front of her house in which she sells gasoline. She is making a good income from selling gasoline and she wants to increase her stock with the loan. She is living in a town near the main road, so many people come to buy and she is selling every day. She opened her kiosk in 2009 with her own working capital of $45.00.

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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 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
  • 26
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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 Catarina to buy gasoline to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014