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Filomena is 23 years old, and is single. She runs a business from her house selling gasoline. She opened her business a year ago with a start-up capital of $50.00.

Filomena makes a good income from selling gasoline. She is living in a town near the main road, so many people come to buy gasoline, and she is selling gasoline every day.

She is applying for a loan of $1,000.00 to improve her business. She would like to buy more stock with the loan.

Filomena is very happy with this loan because it will help her to improve her living conditions, and she hopes to apply for a bigger loan 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. 

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
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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 Filomena to buy gasoline to sell from her kiosk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014