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Rosita is married. She has a kiosk to generate income for her family. She has been thinking of running a bigger business, but she does not have enough working capital. She felt better when she applied for her first loan and is applying for her second loan of $1,000. With the loan she will buy additional supplies to keep in her store, such as soft drinks, hard drinks, body loosen and biscuits. She is happy that TRM (Tuba Rai Metin) offers loans to 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 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
  • 101
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $2,202,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rosita to buy soft drinks, hard drinks, body loosen and biscuits to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014