Agusta is 23 years old and married. Her husband works for a local NGO called Belun (which means friends), and they have one child.
Agusta has a kiosk in front of her home to supply people in her village with basic goods. She will purchase additional supplies for her store with the loan, including flour, oil, soap, and animals, like chickens, goats, and pigs. She opened her kiosk one year ago with a working capital of 200.
She hopes with the income, she can support their children and help them to get a good education.
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.