Natalina will use the loan to buy items to keep in her store such as sleepers, cigarettes, soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Sprite, Sagiko and Fanta) as well as biscuits.
She opened her kiosk a year ago with her own working capital of $200. Natalina is a hard working woman and she hopes to run a bigger business in the future.
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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 or to improve their living conditions.
Information about TRMTuba 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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