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Agostinha is applying for a loan of 1,000 USD from TRM (Tuba Rai Metin). She is married, and she has one child. She is 29 years old. She is running a kiosk in front of her house, and she will use the loan to buy stocks to keep in her store such as bags for kids, school bags for kids, kids' shoes, shoes for women as well as men, hats and so on. She is making good money from selling, and she wants to apply for a bigger loan in the future. Agostinha is living in a town nearby the school; her kiosk is located in a strategic place where many people come to buy including students. Her husband is a driver.

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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. 

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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.

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  • $3,100
    Average annual income
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  • $1,514,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Agostinha to buy bags for kids, school bags for kids, kids' shoes, shoes for women as well as men, hats and so on.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2013