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Jacinta is applying for a loan of $1,000.00 to improve her business. She is married, and she has six children. She is running a business in her house selling petrol, diesel and kerosene. She is making a good income from selling petrol, diesel and kerosene, and she wants to buy more stocks with the loan.

She is living a town nearby the main road, so many people come to buy, and she is selling every day. She opened her kiosk a year ago with her working capital of $600.00. She has animals like buffalo, goats, chickens and horses. She has a garden, and has plants like papaya, corn and bananas.

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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

  • $6,800
    Average annual income
  • 157
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $1,896,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jacinta to buy petrol, diesel and kerosene.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014