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Isabel is a 45-year-old widow with six children, four in school. She has a kiosk in front of her home to supply people in her village with basic goods.The loan would enable her to purchase additional supplies for her store, including noodles, oil, biscuits, and animals like chickens and pigs. She opened her kiosk one year ago with her own capital of $50. She also has a farm to grow vegetables. She hopes with the additional income she will support her children to get a higher education.

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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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  • $6,800
    Average annual income
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  • $2,575,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Isabel to buy noodles, oil, biscuits, and animals like chickens and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013