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A $1,200 loan is offered to Petronela to improve her business. She opened her kiosk in 2010 with her own working capital.

She will use the loan to buy stock to keep in her store like rice, sugar, coffee, milks, eggs, soap, noodles, oils and slippers. She is generating a good income from selling. She has been thinking of running a big business for the future. She is living in a town with her family.

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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
  • 5
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $1,508,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Petonela to buy rice, sugar, coffee, milks, eggs, soap, noodles and oils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014