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Maria
Maria is taking out a loan of $600 to improve her business. She is married with three children and is running a kiosk that helps her to generate income for her family. She will use the loan to buy stock for her store, such as coffee, sugar, salt and water. She opened her kiosk a year ago with her own working capital of $200. She is a hard working woman and she hopes to run a bigger business 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.

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  • $3,100
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Timor-Leste Loans Fundraising
  • $1,552,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $600 helped Maria to buy coffee, sugar, salt and water for her store.
83% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 18, 2014
Listed
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A