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A $1,200 loan is requested by Romalda to improve her business. She is married and her husband is a driver. She lives in a town with her family. She opened her kiosk in 2012 with her own working capital of $50. She will use the loan to buy stock for her store like noodles, coffee, sugar, salt, fish, water, slippers, books and eggs. Romalda is generating a good income from her business.
She has been thinking of running a big business after years of involving herself in business.

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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 or to improve their living conditions. 

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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  • $2,573,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Romalda to buy noodles, coffee, sugar, salt, fish, water, slippers, books and eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2014